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European Journal of Dermatology


Analysis of skin surface substances using scanning electron microscope energydispersive X-ray spectroscopy: a suspected case of pseudochromhidrosis Volume 32, issue 2, March-April 2022


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Department of Dermatology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1-7-1 Sakamoto, Nagasaki, 852-8501, Japan

  Chromhidrosis is a rare disorder wherein sweat is secreted with various possible pigmentations [1]. Intrinsic chromhidrosis occurs when the secreted sweat itself is coloured, which can be caused by foods, drugs, or water-soluble pigments [2-4]. Pseudochromhidrosis is a condition in which sweat becomes coloured due to chemicals, drugs, dyes, or pigment-producing bacteria [5, 6]. Although the coloured matter should be identified to understand the underlying aetiology of this disease, a comprehensive [...]