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Synopsis

Auriculotemporal syndrome (Frey syndrome, gustatory sweating syndrome) is a rare neurologic disorder of autonomic dysreflexia producing hyperhidrosis and resulting from injury of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves of the face or neck near the parotid glands. Often occurs after surgery close to the parotid glands.

The main sign is gustatory sweating, which is excessive sweating in the facial and periauricular areas after eating (especially spicy or salty foods). Flushing and erythema may also occur. Cases can be mild or severe.

Anticholinergics or antihidrotics are the first course of treatment.

Codes

ICD10CM:
G50.8 – Other disorders of trigeminal nerve

SNOMEDCT:
45294007 – Auriculotemporal Syndrome

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