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Facing up to the imperceptible perspiration. Modulatory influences by diabetic neuropathy, physical exercise and antiperspirant.
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PMID:  21438925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Background: Sweating is variably altered by physical exercise, diabetic neuropathy and antiperspirants. Methods: Skin temperature, skin surface water loss (SSWL), the Corneometer(®) average capacitance (CMAC) and skin capacitance mapping (SCM) were measured before and after moderate physical exercise in 20 healthy subjects. The effect of 5% aluminium chloride hexahydrate (ACH) in a water solution was similarly tested. The same assessments were performed in 20 diabetic patients at rest. Results: Diabetic neuropathy appeared at rest as an increased (compensatory) SCM on the forearms without obvious modification on the hypohidrotic legs. On ACH sites after exercise, SCM revealed both a lowered number of active sweat glands and a lighter stratum corneum (SC) (dryness). In addition, CMAC and SSWL were decreased on ACH sites at rest and at completion of exercise. Conclusion: In diabetic neuropathy, the compensatory hyperhidrosis is more easily disclosed than the hypohidrosis. ACH affects both sweat excretion and the SC hydration.
Authors:
Emmanuelle Xhauflaire-Uhoda; Géraldine Mayeux; Pascale Quatresooz; André Scheen; Gérald E Piérard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging (ISSI)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0846     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9504453     Medline TA:  Skin Res Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Affiliation:
Laboratory of skin bioengineering and Imaging, Department of Dermatopathology, University Hospital of Liège, Liège, Belgium Section Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium Division of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, University Hospital of Liège, Liège, Belgium.
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