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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 5095781, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5095781
Case Report

Child Who Presented with Facial Hematohidrosis Compared with Published Cases

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

Received 23 December 2015; Revised 11 February 2016; Accepted 21 February 2016

Academic Editor: Jacek Cezary Szepietowski

Copyright © 2016 Ali Jafar and Ali 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.

Abstract

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.