Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

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

An interesting case report of hematohidrosis


Anu Rita Jayaraman1, P Kannan2, V Jayanthini3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Jayaraman AR, Kannan P, Jayanthini V. An interesting case report of hematohidrosis.Indian J Psychol Med 2017;39:83-85


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Jayaraman AR, Kannan P, Jayanthini V. An interesting case report of hematohidrosis. Indian J Psychol Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 6 ];39:83-85
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