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A rare condition in which the sweat excreted contains pigments, thus giving sweat a perceptible color
Individuals with chromhidrosis excrete pigments in their sweat. The colors reported were red, green, yellow, and black. The most common form is black sweat excreted through the apocrine glands. The color is due to lipochrome content.
Word origin: Greek chrome (color) + hidrosis (sweating)

  • Chromidrosis

Also called:

  • colored sweat
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