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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 83-85

An interesting case report of hematohidrosis


1 Department of Psychiatry, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Child Health, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Anu Rita Jayaraman
Department of Psychiatry, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.198953

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Hematohidrosis or hematidrosis is a rare condition in which a human being sweats blood. Psychogenic cause is found to be the most frequent cause among other causes such as systemic disease and vicarious menstruation. This is a case report of a 10-year-old girl with oozing of blood from intact skin of scalp. Underlying intense fear secondary to psychosocial stressor was identified and a provisional diagnosis of mixed anxiety and depressive disorder was made. Pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy were followed by complete remission. It was inferred from this experience that hematohidrosis is a treatable condition if the underlying cause is correctly identified.


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