• Grant Ghahramani


Milaria, commonly known as heat rash, is a disorder of eccrine glands secondary to obstruction and retention of sweat. There are three forms of miliaria characterized by the region of the duct or gland that is damaged.


Miliaria Miliaria rubra Miliaria crystallina Heat rash Prickly heat Sweating 

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    Obson RL, Lobitz WC Jr. Some histochemical observations on the human eccrine sweat glands. II. The pathogenesis of miliaria. AMA Arch Dermatol. 1957;75(5):653–66.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Lobitz WC Jr. Pustular miliaria; sweat retention phenomenon complicating common dermatoses. J Am Med Assoc. 1952;148(13):1097–100.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grant Ghahramani
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  1. 1.Cotton O’Neil DermatologyTopekaUSA

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