Haematohidrosis with headache- a rare phenomenon of sweating blood: A case report

  • Amit Roy Chowdhury Department of Neurology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Mohammed Rafiqul Islam Department of Neurology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Hasan Zahidur Rahman Department of Neurology Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Maftahul Jannat Department of Neurology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Md. Habibur Rahman Department of Neurology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Keywords: Hematohidrosis, Sweating blood, Headache, Migraine

Abstract

Background: Haematohidrosis is an extremely rare clinical condition in which the patient experiences sweat mixed with blood. Till date only a few cases of haematohidrosis have been reported in national and international medical journals. Pathogenesis of the condition is not yet established but rupture of the blood vessels of sweat glands due to activation of sympathetic nervous system from stress, anxiety or any other reason have been proposed as the cause of bleeding.

Objective: It was aimed to present the case who presented with episodes of sweat mixed with blood from different sites of her body.

Methods: A case of haematohidrosis who experiences bloody sweat which comes with episodes of headache, was studied during in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.

Results: Interestingly, it was to be found that a child of the patient, who is a 4 year old boy and a nephew of her, are suffering from the same condition. No family history was found in any of the previous cases. All other history and the investigations were insignificant. It was to be diagnosed the headache as migraine.

Conclusion: The patient was treated with propranolol and paracetamol. Her bloody sweat decreased significantly in both severity and frequency with the treatment.

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2019-12-30
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Chowdhury, A., Islam, M., Rahman, H., Jannat, M., & Rahman, M. (2019). Haematohidrosis with headache- a rare phenomenon of sweating blood: A case report. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin, 45(3), 205-207. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v45i3.44654
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