A Rare Case of Hemifacial Flushing and Hyperhydrosis: Harlequin Syndrome


Korkmaz S.

TURK DERMATOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, cilt.9, ss.148-149, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tdd.1819
  • Dergi Adı: TURK DERMATOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.148-149

Özet

Harlequin syndrome (HS) is a rare disorder, characterized by hemifacial flushing and sweating. This condition is induced by exercise, heat and emotional factors. There are sudomotor and vasomotor deficits in the cervical sympathetic chain. The syndrome is usually benign and does not require treatment. Most of the HS cases are primary in nature and no underlying cause can be identified, but may be associated with a secondary cause such as organic lesion. Here, we diagnosed idiopathic HS in a 20-year-old female who presented with increased facial flushing and sweating in the left half of the face which were mainly induced by exercise and emotional factors and it was reported together with literature.