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Doctors Baffled as Girl Spontaneously Bleeds Without Being Cut, Scratched

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Doctors are struggling to explain why a young girl spontaneously bleeds through her pores without being cut or bruised, the Telegraph reported Tuesday.

Twinkle Dwivedi, 13, loses blood through her skin without explanation.

The teen, from India, has had to undergo numerous blood transfusions after losing blood from her eyes, nose, hairline, neck and the soles of her feet, according to the report.

Dwivedi's blood is watery and light in color, and doctors say attempts to thicken it have failed.

Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi believe the teen may have a type 2 platelet disorder in which the blood is low in clotting particles.

But Dr. Drew Provan, a consultant hematologist with Barts Hospital in London, told the Telegraph the girl may have Type II von Willebrand disease.

Sufferers of Willebrand disease are missing a protein critical to the initial stages of blood clotting, according the Web site for the National Hemophilia Association. The glue-like protein interacts with platelets to form a plug to prevent the blood from free-flowing at the site of an injury. People with von Willebrand disease are unable to make the plug.

Provan suggests that Dwivedi see a coagulation specialist for the condition.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,430645,00.html
 

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Maybe they could try injecting snake venom (the coagulating kind, not the anti coagulant) into her.

I could think of many possibilities: marrow not properly making blood cells, too much plasma, low platelet count for reasons in the article, thin or weak blood vessels/arteries, possibly even high blood pressure causing capillaries to burst. I know some are pretty unlikely, but could cause it potentially.
 

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The symptoms listed could be alot of things. Some types of Melanoma, blood discresia, an enviromental prtien inhibitor........ The differential is endless. No mention of lab tests results, like: PT PTT, Cem 12, CBC, UA, toxicology?
 

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Anatomy 101- All bleeding well stop..............................eventually!
 
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