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Sebaceous and sweat gland disorders 

Sebaceous and sweat gland disorders
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Sebaceous and sweat gland disorders
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Alison Layton

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.2311

November 28, 2013: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

May 31, 2012: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 12 December 2017

Cutaneous glands in humans include holocrine or sebaceous glands and merocrine or sweat glands. Merocrine glands are subdivided into apocrine, eccrine, and apoeccrine glands. Disorders of each of these cutaneous glands have been associated with disease.

Apocrine glands in adults are found predominantly in the axillae and anogenital regions, with a few located in the ear canal (ceruminous glands) and eyelids (Moll’s glands). Associated disorders include hidradenitis suppurativa, Fox–Fordyce disease, bromhidrosis, trimethylaminuria, and chromhidrosis....

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