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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 289-291

Child who presented with hematohidrosis (sweating blood) with oppositional defiant disorder


Department of Psychiatry, Vijayawada Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manjiri Deshpande
Vijayawada Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, V.V. Rao Street, Devi Oil Road, Suryaraopet, Vijayawada - 520 002, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.140649

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Hematohidrosis is a very rare condition of sweating blood. A child's case who presented to us with hematohidrosis is reported. There are only few reports in the literature. A 10-year-old boy presented to our hospital with a history of repeated episodes of oozing of blood from navel, eyes, ear lobules, and nose. During the examination, it disappeared as soon as it was mopped leaving behind no sign of trauma only to reappear within a few seconds. Bleeding time, clotting time, and prothrombin time were normal. Patient was diagnosed with hematohidrosis and oppositional defiant disorder clinically. Management of this condition at our center is discussed below.



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