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Child Who Presented with Facial Hematohidrosis Compared with Published Cases

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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine

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      Hematohidrosis is a rare condition in which an individual sweats blood from intact, unbroken skin. The aetiology of hematohidrosis is not clear, although various theories exist to explain such a phenomenon. The general consensus however in the literature relates the finding to dermal capillary blood vessels that rupture under extreme emotional or physical stress exuding blood through the skin. In this case report we disclose a case of 12-year-old girl who presented with unusual painless bleeding from her face, eye, and tear duct. The condition was investigated intensively during hospital admission for a cause, and no actual cause was speculated. The management mostly involved supportive care and medical advice.

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      Hematidrosis: a pathologic process or stigmata. A case report with comprehensive histopathologic and immunoperoxidase studies.

      Cases of hematidrosis (bloody sweat) are extremely rare. This disease has been described in various terms and has been often tied to religious belief as stigmatization. We report a typical patient with hematidrosis in a 14-year-old girl who frequently bled from her scalp and palms, and, occasionally, from trunk, soles, and legs. The bloody sweat from her scalp contained all blood elements. Immediate biopsy after there was bleeding on her scalp showed multiple blood-filled spaces that opened directly into the follicular canals or on to the skin surface. Immunoperoxidase studies failed to demonstrate vascular nature of these spaces. Our study explained how and why there was bleeding in our patient and in patients with related conditions as described in earlier literatures. We also explained why this phenomenon was intermittent because the spaces indicated above will disappear after exuding their content but then reoccurred after the blood flow was reestablished.
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        Hematidrosis and hemolacria: a case report.

        Hematidrosis (bloody sweat) and hemolacria (bloody tears) are very rare phenomena. The authors herein report hematidrosis and hemolacria occurring together in a 10-year-old girl. The role of propranolol in its treatment is highlighted.
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          Hematohidrosis: A rare clinical entity

          Hematohidrosis is a rare clinical condition of sweating blood. A 13-year-old boy was presented to the department of dermatology with a history of spontaneous bleeding from skin since January 2007. During examination, it disappeared as soon as it was mopped leaving behind no sign of trauma only to reappear within a few seconds. This confirms that it was sweating of blood and not bleeding. Bleeding time, clotting time and prothrombin time was normal. Patient was diagnosed with hematohidrosis clinically by exclusion, confirmed by benzidine test, biochemical and microscopic examination of fluid. At present, no treatment is available for this condition. Etiology is unknown till date. Stress may be a precipitating factor.
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            1Department of Surgical & Interventional Sciences, Division of Surgical and Interventional Sciences, Royal Free Hospital, University College London (UCL), London NW3 2QG, UK
            2Department of Internal Medicine, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Jabriya, Kuwait
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            Academic Editor: Jacek Cezary Szepietowski

            Journal
            Case Rep Dermatol Med
            Case Rep Dermatol Med
            CRIDM
            Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
            Hindawi Publishing Corporation
            2090-6463
            2090-6471
            2016
            14 March 2016
            : 2016
            27051537
            4808663
            10.1155/2016/5095781
            Copyright © 2016 A. Jafar and A. Ahmad.

            This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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            Dermatology

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