miliaria profunda


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Related to miliaria profunda: heat rash, prickly heat, miliaria rubra, Sweat rash

mil·i·a·ri·a pro·fun·da

pale firm papules, most commonly on the trunk; miliaria profunda is asymptomatic and results from severe damage to the sweat ducts after repeated episodes of miliaria rubra. Heat stress may cause collapse because of the high proportion of nonfunctional sweat glands.

miliaria profunda

the deepest type of miliaria, with occlusion of the ducts at the dermoepidermal junction. It occurs following severe, recurrent miliaria rubra and is seen primarily in hot, humid climates. Because large numbers of sweat glands are inactivated, it can lead to heat intolerance or heat stress, as in tropical anhidrotic asthenia.

miliaria profunda

A form of miliaria seen almost exclusively in the tropics, frequently following attacks of miliaria rubra. The affected area is covered with pale, firm, painless papules 1 to 3 mm across. These papules do not cause itching.
See also: miliaria