Bleeding hands in a young girl

Authors

  • K. Venkataramana Reddy Department of Pediatrics, S. V. S. Medical College, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India
  • D. Deepthi Department of Pediatrics, S. V. S. Medical College, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India
  • Chapay Soren Department of Pediatrics, S. V. S. Medical College, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India
  • Sailaja K. Department of Pediatrics, S. V. S. Medical College, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India
  • Gouthami N. Department of Pediatrics, S. V. S. Medical College, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20241379

Keywords:

Bleeding fingers, Painless, Benzidine test, Hematohidrosis

Abstract

Hematohidrosis is a rare disorder involving the spontaneous excretion of sweat contaminated by blood cells. We reported the case of an 8-year-old girl with unusual painless bleeding from her fingertips with no underlying disease or psychotic disorder. On examination, it disappeared as soon as it was wiped without leaving any sign of trauma and reappeared within a few seconds. Her secretions were confirmed as blood with a benzidine test and blood components were observed on microscopic examination of the fluid. Thus, a diagnosis of hematohidrosis was made and her symptoms decreased after treatment with oral propranolol.

 

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Published

2024-05-27

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