Botulinum toxin type B in the treatment of residual limb hyperhidrosis for lower limb amputees: a pilot study.

@article{Kern2011BotulinumTT,
  title={Botulinum toxin type B in the treatment of residual limb hyperhidrosis for lower limb amputees: a pilot study.},
  author={Uwe Kern and Matthias Kohl and Ulrich Seifert and T. Schlereth},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={321-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Botulinum toxin type A is established in the treatment of hyperhidrosis. This pilot study was designed to prove the alleviating effect of botulinum toxin type B (BTX-B) in sweating of the residual limb, as BTX-B, even in low doses, is supposed to possess a more specific action in sympathetic nerves than botulinum toxin type A does at a wider radius of diffusion. DESIGN Nine lower limb amputees received 1750 U BTX-B injected at the site of maximum sweating. Before injections and 4… CONTINUE READING

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