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 6 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Fox-Fordyce disease: response to adapalene 0.1%.
 

Author(s): Luiza Erthal de Britto Pereira Kassuga, Mariana Malta Medrado, Natalia Stroligo Chevrand, Simone de Abreu Neves Salles, Enoï Guedes Vilar

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;87(2):329-31.

 

The Fox-Fordyce disease is a rare inflammatory dermatosis that affects mainly young women and is characterized by multiple follicular papules, skin color or brownish, very itchy, localized in areas rich in apocrine glands. Histopathology shows focal spongiosis of the upper infundibulum ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fox-Fordyce disease in daughter and father.
 

Author(s): L Scroggins, E Kelly, B Kelly

Journal: Dermatology (Basel). 2009 ;218(2):176-7.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Multiple Myeloma Molecular Monitoring Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Multiple Myeloma

 

Last Updated: 1 Feb 2018

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