Below you will find more information about Chromhidrosis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Chromhidrosis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Chromhidrosis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Chromhidrosis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.


Chromhidrosis is a chemical condition in which a person secretes colored sweat. There are two kinds of sweat glands, the eccrine glands which produce clear fluid and works to control body temperature; and apocrine glands thich secrete milky sweat that becomes the cause of body odor.

Characteristics and Features

This disease originates from the apocrine glands, which are found in the axillary, areolar, facial, and genital areas. The colored sweat is caused by the lipofuscin pigment produced by the apocrine glands with yellow, blue, green or black secretions. Eccrine chromhidrosis meanwhile occurs rarely and is caused by certain drugs or dyes.


Lipofuscin is a yellowish-brown color found in the cytoplasm of non-dividing cells. When one has chomhidrosis, lipofuscin concentrate is found to be above normal, but the exact reason for this change remains unclear. As lipofuscin oxidizes in the apocrine glands, colored sweat is produced.

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