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

@article{Manonukul2008HematidrosisAP,
  title={Hematidrosis: a pathologic process or stigmata. A case report with comprehensive histopathologic and immunoperoxidase studies.},
  author={Jane Manonukul and Wanee Wisuthsarewong and Rattanavalai Chantorn and Akkrarash Vongirad and Piyarat Omeapinyan},
  journal={The American Journal of dermatopathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={135-9}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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