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Hyperhidrosis

Description • Excessive perspiration occurring in either specific focal locations or in generalized pattern over the body ICD-9 codes • 705.2 focal hyperhidrosis     — 705.21 primary focal hyperhidrosis     — 705.22 secondary focal hyperhidrosis• 780.8 generalized hyperhidrosis Types • Focal hyperhidrosis (also called “primary,”  “idiopathic,” or “essential” hyperhidrosis)    — Palmar-plantar hyperhidrosis: excess sweating of palms of hands and soles of feet     — Isolated axillary hyperhidrosis: excess sweating of…

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