has left doctors baffled in India with a mystery condition that causes her to cry tears of blood. She started bleeding from her nose two years ago while suffering
with pneumonia and doctors put it down to a high fever.
reports that her desperate parents Nazima
Begum, 28, and Mohammed Afzal, 33, have spent more than a thousand
pounds on tests but still don’t have an official diagnosis.
Ms Begum, from Hyderabad in south Indian state of Telangana, said: ‘My baby asks me as to why she keeps bleeding from her ears.
‘I don’t know how to answer that question. I am clueless about her condition.
I know is every time she bleeds, her hemoglobin levels goes down
drastically and we have to get blood transfused into her body.’
father, Mohammed, a fitness trainer, said his daughter’s problems
started when she had a nose bleed, aged one, when she was suffering
The father, who also has a healthy
four-year-old son, said: ‘Doctors told us that there was nothing to
worry as the bleeding might be happening because of high fever.
‘But when the frequency of bleeding increased, we decided to take her to a better medical facility.
‘Our world came crashing down when we learnt that our baby might be suffering from a rare disease.’
He said his toddler used to be bubbly and cheerful, but is now left exhausted due to her rare condition.
‘The doctors are saying that we need around Rs 150,000 (£1,792) to do more tests,’ he added.
‘They said that only after analysing the report they will be able to officially confirm that this is a case of stigmata.
‘I don’t know where to organize the funds from.
‘It was then I was told by a wellwisher about the possibility of raising the required some through crowdfunding.
‘We have now created a crowdfunding page, hoping to get help – monetary or otherwise.’
‘This is a rare disease. If any of you know about a child suffering from a similar condition, please let get in touch with us.‘If you know a doctor who has been to cure such cases, please consider passing on the doctor’s contact details.‘Last but not the least, please help save our baby.‘My husband is doing double shifts to organize money for her treatment, but we haven’t been able to arrange the money as yet.
Sirisha Rani, a pediatrician at Rainbow Children Medicare hospital,
where Ahana has been treated in the past, believes she has Hematodrosis.
He added: ‘Ahana Required multiple transfusions and recurrent admissions.‘We got a few tests done, she would need further investigation if the problem persists.‘The estimated cost of which would be around Rs 150,000 more.’