Bilateral gustatory sweating as a sign of diabetic neuropathy

Brian L. Mealey

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Gustatory sweating is a relatively common sequela to parotidectomy and is almost always unilateral in nature. This article presents a case of bilateral gustatory sweating in a patient with no history of facial trauma or surgery who was undergoing periodontal therapy. A thorough examination determined the cause of diaphoresis to be autonomic neuropathy as a result of a 26-year history of Type II diabetes mellitus. Few cases of this rare complication of diabetes have been described, and the current case represents the first report in the dental literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)


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