(CBC) It was probably one of the most bizarre medical cases a team of Italian doctors had ever seen.
A 21-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with a condition that caused her to sweat blood from her face and from the palms of her hands. This despite no sign of any skin lesions.
The case was highlighted Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
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Doctors say the patient had a three-year history of bleeding. There was no obvious trigger, and the spontaneous bleeding could happen while she slept and during physical activity. More intense bleeding happened when the patient was under stress, with episodes lasting anywhere between one and five minutes.