Intradermal botulinum toxin a for peristomal hyperhidrosis: a case study.


BACKGROUND Peristomal hyperhidrosis can interfere with pouch adherence, resulting in pouch leakage and peristomal skin damage. CASE A patient with autonomic dysregulation resulting in excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) experienced difficulty with adherence of her ileostomy appliance. Two hundred units of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) were injected in the dermis of the surrounding skin in order to improve adherence of her pouching system and alleviate moisture of her peristomal skin. RESULTS Following BTX-A injection, the typical wear time of her pouching system improved from less than 24 hours to 120 hours. Peristomal moisture-associated skin damage resolved almost completely. These effects lasted 3 months. A repeat intradermal BTX-A injection had a similar positive effect. CONCLUSION Peristomal hyperhidrosis can be controlled with BTX-A intradermal injections, improving patient pouch adherence and alleviating moisture-associated skin damage.

DOI: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000061

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@article{Kalkbrenner2014IntradermalBT, title={Intradermal botulinum toxin a for peristomal hyperhidrosis: a case study.}, author={Kristen A Kalkbrenner and Kyle J Sanniec and Lyndsey A Bryant and Jacques P. Heppell and Heather McEntarffer and Alanna M Rebecca}, journal={Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society}, year={2014}, volume={41 5}, pages={484-6} }