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ICD-10 L75.1
ICD-9 705.89
DiseasesDB 30737
eMedicine derm/596 

Chromhidrosis is a rare condition characterized by the secretion of colored sweat. It is caused by the deposition of lipofuscin in the sweat glands. Cases of red, blue, green, yellow and black sweat have been reported. Usually chromhidrosis affects the apocrine glands, mainly on the face and underarms. Chromhidrosis of the eccrine glands is rare, it occurs mainly after the ingestion of certain dyes or drugs.


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