Hemihyperhidrosis in cerebral infarction

Age Ageing. 2004 Sep;33(5):514-5. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afh179.


Increased sweating on the hemiparetic side in cerebral infarcts is not a common clinical finding. The onset, severity and duration of symptoms can vary. The structural lesion responsible for this is a subject of conjecture. We present the case of a 66-year-old man who developed hemihyperhidrosis secondary to a cerebral infarct.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dominance, Cerebral* / physiology
  • Face / innervation
  • Functional Laterality / physiology
  • Humans
  • Hyperhidrosis / etiology*
  • Hyperhidrosis / physiopathology
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery / complications*
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Neural Inhibition / physiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed