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Post-typhoid anhidrosis: a clinical curiosity.
  1. V. Raveenthiran
  1. Department of Medicine, Stanley Medical College, Madras, India.


    A 19-year-old girl developed generalised anhidrosis following typhoid fever. Elaborate investigations disclosed nothing abnormal. A skin biopsy revealed the presence of atrophic as well as normal eccrine glands. This appears to be the third case of its kind in the English literature. It is postulated that typhoid fever might have damaged the efferent pathway of sweating.

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