Bible shock: Child who sweats blood

A child who sweats blood has been diagnosed with a condition that could explain one of the great mysteries of the Bible.

Some say the illness could account for the Biblical “Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane”, where Jesus is said to have sweated blood.

The patient – who cannot be named – started showing symptoms three to four times a day while preparing for exams a few months ago.

She was initially diagnosed with a skin infection and given a course of medication, but the problem continued and doctors had to reconsider.