Can Back Pain Cause Sweating?

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Sweat electrolytes is a test that measures the level of chloride in sweat. Although genetic tests have become important methods for determining whether a child has cystic fibrosis, the sweat chloride test remains important.


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Sweat test; Sweat chloride; Iontophoretic sweat test


How the test is performed

In the first part of the test, a colorless, odorless chemical that causes sweating is applied to a small area on an arm or leg. An electrode is then attached to the arm or...

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