Botulinum toxin type A should be PBS listed for treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis

Ingrid C Chung and Bruce C L McGeorge
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11150
Published online: 15 October 2012

To the Editor: Hyperhidrosis is uncontrollable, excessive sweating. Severe primary focal palmar hyperhidrosis is a significant disability. It interferes with many activities of daily living and induces social avoidance behaviours that can lead to symptoms of social anxiety disorder. Symptoms begin in childhood or around puberty and affect both sexes equally.1

  • Ingrid C Chung1
  • Bruce C L McGeorge1,2

  • 1 Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT.
  • 2 Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.


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