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Hematidrosis in young lass: an omen of stress

Kamaruzaman, Nor Azam and Abd Rahman, Mohd Aizuddin and Musa, Noraini and Osman, Iskandar Firzada (2022) Hematidrosis in young lass: an omen of stress. Malaysian Journal of Medicine Case Reports Journal, 1 (1). pp. 63-66. ISSN 2948-3859

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Hematidrosis, also known as hematohidrosis, is an unusual disorder in which healthy skin secretes blood. Scarce case reports mainly occurred in adolescent Asian girls. It is common to misdiagnose hematidrosis as a consequence of self-harm because it is often triggered by severe stress or psychiatric disorders. Early diagnosis will enable rapid treatment and intervention of the underlying diseases and stress, making it essential to understand this disease and its clinical features. We describe a case report of a 16-year-old Malay girl who presented to the clinic with a one-month history of episodic sweating blood from her forehead and occasionally bloody tears. Specific investigation to establish the diagnosis is still a dilemma, but a more significant challenge in primary care is identifying and managing a teenage patient's stressor.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hematidrosis, hematohidrosis, bloody sweat, HEADSS, CRET
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Dr Nor Azam Kamaruzaman
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2022 10:41
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2022 10:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99550

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