An Italian woman, 21, was hospitalised in Florence, Italy, after suffering bizarre symptoms for 3 years.
She ‘sweats’ BLOOD from her face and the palms of her hands when she feels stressed or exercises and even when she sleeps. Doctors are baffled! Me too actually!
A 21-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with an extremely rare condition that causes her to sweat blood from her face and the palms of her hands. The woman’s bleeding was most intense when she was under stress.
Italian doctors were left puzzled after the unnamed patient appeared with the bizarre symptoms despite not showing any sign of skin lesions.
Canadian hematologist first suspected the Italian medics had been duped, but then diagnosed her with hematohidrosis. The medical literature confirms the condition, which affects one in 10 million.
Medics said there was no obvious trigger for the spontaneous bleeding, which could happen while she slept or carried out physical activity.
A girl in India was said to be faking a similar illness. This may show that it really exists.
Doctors in Florence report that the patient had suffered the unusual symptoms for the past three years and episodes last between one and five minutes.