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hematidrosis

 [he″mah-tĭ-dro´sis]
excretion of bloody sweat.

he·ma·ti·dro·sis

(hē'mat-i-drō'sis, hem'at-),
Excretion of blood or blood pigment in the sweat; an extremely rare disorder.
[hemat- + G. hidrōs, sweat]

hematidrosis

An extremely rare condition characterised by the sweating of blood, which is said to occur when a person is facing death or other highly stressful events. It has been seen in prisoners before execution and occurred during the London Blitz.

Mechanism
Hematohidrosis is attributed to rupture of the capillaries surrounding sweat glands, with oozing of blood into the glands and out the sweat ducts.

he·ma·ti·dro·sis

(hē'mă-tid-rō'sis)
Excretion of blood or blood pigment in the sweat; an extremely rare disorder.
Synonym(s): hemidrosis (1) , haematidrosis.
[hemat- + G. hidrōs, sweat]
References in periodicals archive ?
Hematidrosis remains enigmatic due to its infrequent occurrence.
Blood, sweat and fear: A classi-fication of hematidrosis. J Med 1996; 27: 115-3.
A case report of hematidrosis successfully treated with propanolol.
Pathology, diagnosis and treatment of a patient with hematidrosis. Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi 2010; 31: 157-60.
According to (https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/hematidrosis-hematohidrosis#2) WebMD , hematidrosis is a rare condition that causes the body to sweat blood and often occurs in people who are suffering extreme stress.