Other Names for this Disease
- Hyperhidrosis gustatory
- Gustatory sweating
- Auriculotemporal nerve syndrome
- Frey syndrome
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parotid glands (which manufacture saliva), damaging the facial nerve. The parotid glands are the largest salivary glands and are located on the side of the face below and in front of the ear. This syndrome is characterized by flushing or sweating on one side of the face when certain foods are consumed. The symptoms usually are mild and well tolerated by most individuals. Relief from symptoms may require treatment in some cases. Frey's Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that results from injury or surgery near the
Last updated: 5/25/2011
- National Organization for Rare Disorders. Frey's Syndrome. NORD: Rare Disease Database. 2000; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/101/viewAbstract. Accessed 1/10/2011.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- MeSH® (Medical Subject Headings) is a terminology tool used by the National Library of Medicine. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Frey's syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.