Vietnamese girl started to sweat blood while studying for exams

Doctors believe that the 11-year-old unnamed child has hematidrosis, a phenomenon little understood by science due to its rarity

A child in Vietnam suffers from a strange condition that makes him sweat blood and is triggered by stress.

Doctors believe that the 11-year-old unnamed child has hematidrosis, a phenomenon little understood by science because of its rarity.

The girl, from the district of Dak Doa, began showing symptoms of the condition while preparing for her exams a few months ago.

Initially, he was diagnosed with a skin infection and prescribed a medication, but the problem continued and the doctors had to reconsider.

Doctors believe that the 11-year-old unnamed child has hematidrosis, a phenomenon little understood by science due to its rarity

Doctors believe that the 11-year-old unnamed child has hematidrosis, a phenomenon little understood by science due to its rarity

Now the doctors of the National Leprosy Hospital of Quy Hoa believe that the girl has hematidrosis.

Patients with hematidrosis are known to have adrenaline levels around 20 times higher than those of a person without this condition.

The anxiety attacks it causes cause blood pressure to rise so severely that patients sweat. This can leave the body like blood.

Vu Tuan Anh, director of the hospital, said that only one in 10 million people are affected by the strange phenomenon.

Only a few cases were confirmed in the 20th century, according to WebMD, an online health information publisher.

Mr. Anh said that symptoms, like sweating blood, can occur spontaneously or after emotional stress.

The girl, from the district of Dak Doa, began showing symptoms of the condition while preparing for her exams a few months ago.

The girl, from the district of Dak Doa, began showing symptoms of the condition while preparing for her exams a few months ago.

The girl, from the district of Dak Doa, began showing symptoms of the condition while preparing for her exams a few months ago.

The girl in this case is one of three children and is the middle sister, but no one else in her family has hematidrosis.

The girl in this case is one of three children and is the middle sister, but no one else in her family has hematidrosis.

The girl in this case is one of three children and is the middle sister, but no one else in her family has hematidrosis.

WHAT IS HEMATIDROSIS?

Patients with hematidrosis have 20 times the adrenaline levels of a normal person, according to reports.

The anxiety attacks it causes cause blood pressure to rise so severely that patients sweat, and this sweat leaves the body in the form of blood.

The condition is extremely rare. Only a few cases were confirmed in the 20th century, according to WebMD, an online health information publisher.

According to a study published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, the numerous blood vessels surrounding the sweat gland contract or shrink under the pressure of stress.

As the anxiety increases, the blood vessels dilate to the point of rupture. The blood enters the sweat glands, which push along with the sweat towards the surface, appearing as drops of blood mixed with sweat.

He added: "Hematidrosis is characterized by the blood that flows from the skin. The bleeding is due to the rupture of very small blood vessels of the skin. "

He added that the cause of the condition remains uncertain, since studies on the condition are usually based on reports of unique cases.

However, he said that factors can include high blood pressure, inflammation of blood vessels, bleeding disorders and menstruation.

Mr. Anh also added: "Fear and intense emotional stress may also play a role in the cause of the disease."

The girl in this case is one of three children and is the middle sister, but no one else in her family has hematidrosis.

Dr. Anh revealed that the treatment was difficult and focused mainly on treating the symptoms and reducing anxiety.

He said: & # 39; The treatment is a challenge. We may use vitamin C, antidepressants and propranolol, but the results are not defined.

Hematidrosis does not affect the lifespan, but it can cause discomfort and fear. It can also cause stigma in social situations and thus reduce the quality of life. "

Previous research on the condition revealed no abnormalities in the blood or sweat glands of the patients or visible damage to the skin.

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