Fox-Fordyce Disease

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Fox-Fordyce Disease

Fox-Fordyce disease is a chronic skin disease most common in women aged 13-35 years.  It is characterized by the development of intense itching in the underarm area, the pubic area, and around the nipple of the breast as a result of  perspiration which becomes trapped in the sweat gland and surrounding areas.   The cause is unknown, but heat, humidity, and stress appear to be exacerbating factors. Retinoids, antibiotics, and immunosuppressants have had limited success in controlling the symptoms.  
 

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The terms "Fox-Fordyce Disease" returned 8 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fox-Fordyce disease: report of two cases with perifollicular xanthomatosis on histological image.
 

Author(s): María Elisa Vega-Memije, Diego Olin Pérez-Rojas, Leticia Boeta-Ángeles, Patricia Valdés-Landrum

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;93(4):562-565.

 

Fox-Fordyce disease is a relatively infrequent pathology of the apocrine glands that affects almost exclusively young women. The disease is characterized by the presence of pruritic follicular papules mainly in the armpits that respond poorly to treatment and severely affect the patient's ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fox-Fordyce disease.
 

Author(s): Chaoyang Miao, He Zhang, Miao Zhang, Xiaoyan Zhang

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;93(1):161-162.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fox-Fordyce disease: a report of 2 cases responding to topical clindamycin.
 

Author(s): Anisha George, Anuradha Bhatia, Emy Thomas

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;81(1):87-8.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Fox BioNet Project: LRRK2-002
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Parkinson Disease

 

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2018

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Multiple Myeloma Molecular Monitoring Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Multiple Myeloma

 

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2018

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