Medical Definition of Hematohidrosis

  • Medical Author:
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

Hematohidrosis: It is a rare condition in which an individual is capable of sweating blood. During active hematohidrosis, capillaries that feed the sweat glands at hair follicles rupture to cause local bleeding, typically during extreme physical or emotional stress.

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Reviewed on 10/23/2017

REFERENCE:

United States. National Institutes of Health. Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. "Hematohidrosis." Oct. 31, 2016. <https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/13131/hematohidrosis>.

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