Sunday, September 6, 2009

Crying Blood

Just like we talked about blood hemorrhaging in eyes, as I was searching around on the web I found this really interesting story about a teenage boy whose eyes began crying blood out of nowhere. Apparently, the bleeding stopped as soon as the boy arrived at the hospital, but began once again a few days later. This very rare condition is known as haemolacria. Doctors think that this could be linked to complications or even a tumor, but nothing is certain yet. I know this doesn't relate to smallpox, but I immediately thought of our class when I saw it!



http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/03/blood.tears.mystery/index.html

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