ROBERT S. ENGLISH, M.D.; HARRY J. HURLEY, M.D.; JOSEPH A. WITKOWSKI, M.D.; JOHN SANDERS, M.D.
ENGLISH RS, HURLEY HJ, WITKOWSKI JA, SANDERS J. Generalized Anhidrosis Associated with Hodgkin's Disease and Acquired Ichthyosis. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:676-681. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-4-676
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(4):676-681.
Anhidrosis, the absence of sweating, is a deficiency deserving careful investigation. It may result from a primary disturbance of the duct or secretory coil of the sweat glands, central or peripheral nervous system disease, or certain systemic disorders (1, 2). The following is an account of a patient recently seen in our clinic who developed generalized anhidrosis and ichthyosis with the onset of Hodgkin's disease. The anhidrosis was not due to occlusion of the sweat ducts by the ichthyotic process, but was found to be the result of a degenerative change in the eccrine secretory cells apparently secondary to the
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