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Diseases of the Apocrine Sweat Glands

  • Otto Braun-Falco
  • Gerd Plewig
  • Helmut H. Wolff
  • Richard K. Winkelmann


The apocrine sweat glands belong to the hair-sebaceous gland unit. They are localized in the axillae, over the sternum, in the area of the nipple, in the periumbilical region, on the mons pubis, and in the anogenital area. They also occur in isolation on the head and trunk.


Fox-Fordyce spots apocrine miliaria (Shelley and Levy 1956) Colored sweat 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Braun-Falco
    • 1
  • Gerd Plewig
    • 2
  • Helmut H. Wolff
    • 3
  • Richard K. Winkelmann
    • 4
  1. 1.Dermatologische Klinik und PoliklinikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchen 2Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Hautklinik der Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Klinik für Dermatologie und VenerologieMedizinischen Universität zu LübeckLübeck 1Federal Republic of Germany
  4. 4.Dermatology — Dermatopathology, Mayo ClinicMayo Medical SchoolRochesterUSA

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