Nonconventional remission of miliaria rubra during heat acclimation: A case report

L. Armstrong, R. Hubbard, Y. Epstein, R. Weien

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A white male exhibiting miliaria rubra underwent an eight-day laboratory evaluation. In spite of daily periods of exercise-heat exposure (40°C, 48% relative humidity) and profuse sweating, miliaria rubra was no longer visible by day 3. Sweat gland function, thermoregulation, and physiological adaptations during heat acclimation were normal. This is the first report to verify that humans can accomplish heat acclimation while miliaria rubra is healing. Climatic and hygienic factors which contributed to this remission of miliaria rubra have been examined in light of current theories regarding the origin of sweat gland obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-404
Number of pages3
JournalMilitary Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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