• Chromhidrosis: a rare condition characterized by the secretion of colored sweat which is caused by the various oxidative states of lipofuscin pigment. The pigment is produced in the apocrine gland. Here is a case report about it. Or an other one in the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

A 56-year-old man, hospitalized for recurrent fever, latent jaundice, and epigastric pain, progressively developed macules on his hands and feet… an increased level of bilirubin may cause a rare transient green discoloration when it is excreted through eccrine sweat glands.

What green sweat looks like:


  • Pseudomonas infection
  • Bleeding diathesis (red sweat)
  • Copper exposure (blue sweat)
  • Contamination from corynebacteria, paint, chemicals or clothing dye