There are no precise criteria for the definition of hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is defined on the basis of clinical findings and gravimetry as excessive sweating at rest and during normal temperature. On the basis of the size of the area affected, excessive sweating can be divided into generalised and focal.
In addition, there is no accepted severity grading system for hyperhidrosis. Reinauer etal2 suggested a four-grade score palmar hyperhidrosis on the basis of gravimetry and clinical appearance. No such grading system exists for axillary hyperhidrosis.
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