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miliaria profunda


Definition: 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.

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