Clinical nursing specialist Julie Hansen Department of Dermatology and Allergy Centre, Odense University Hospital
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All patients diagnosed with hyperhidrosis will be asked about permission to extract clinical information from their records. The purpose is to establish a platform from where new scientific knowledge can be generated. The database is to our knowledge the first of its kind, and will serve as an important means to increase quality of clinical practice.
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder characterized as perspiration in excess of the body's physiologic need. Prevalence rates of hyperhidrosis are not available in Denmark, however estimated rates in Germany (4.6%), the US (4.8%), and Sweden (5.5%) indicate that the disorder is fairly common within western countries. In recent years our department has experienced a fourfold increase in patients diagnosed with hyperhidrosis. Meanwhile existing knowledge about the population is sparse. With the establishment of this database we can retrieve important information about specific parameters, and through scientific publications report and explain our findings to the wider world. The database is to our knowledge the first of its kind, and will serve as an important means to increase quality of clinical practice.