Cleve Clin J Med 2018 Feb;85(2):96-97
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Internal Medicine, Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA.
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Open Access Maced J Med Sci 2017 Jul 18;5(4):432-435. Epub 2017 Jul 18.
Universitario di Ruolo, Dipartimento di Scienze Dermatologiche, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Dermatology, Via Vittoria Colonna 11, Rome 00186, Italy.
Erythema ab igne is a localised, cutaneous condition consisting of reticulate hyperpigmentation, epidermal atrophy, and telangiectasias. It is caused by repetitive and prolonged exposure to moderate heat that is insufficient for producing burns. Currently, erythema ab igne is most commonly observed following repeated use of hot water bottles, infrared lamps and heating pads. Read More
Dermatol Online J 2003 Aug;9(3):18
Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University, Turkey.
Erythema ab igne is a localized, cutaneous condition, consisting of reticulate hyperpigmentation, dusky erythema, epidermal atrophy, and telangiectasia, all the result of repeated exposures to heat. We describe a patient with a bullous form of erythema ab igne: bullae and crusts within a localized area of reticular, brown, macular pigmentation on the lateral side of the left leg, an area that had repeated close exposure to an electrical heater over the previous 3 months. We believe that bullous erythema ab igne, something rarely reported in the literature, should be considered a well-defined variant of erythema ab igne; it may be more common than the literature suggests. Read More
Indian J Dermatol 2012 Mar;57(2):131-2
Department of Dermatology, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal University, Manipal, India.
Erythema ab igne is a reticular, pigmented dermatosis caused by prolonged and repeated exposure to infrared radiation that is insufficient to produce a burn. The use of laptop computers has increased manifold in the recent past. Prolonged contact of the laptop with the skin can lead to the development of erythema ab igne. Read More
Cutis 1997 Feb;59(2):81-2
Department of Dermatology, Buffalo Medical Group, Williamsville, New York 14221, USA.
Erythema ab igne is a reticulated erythematous hyperpigmented eruption that occurs after chronic exposure to heat. In the past, the shins were the most common area of involvement, but with the widespread availability of central climate control in most buildings the incidence has decreased dramatically. New causes of erythema ab igne have been noted that have been caused by such heat sources as therapeutic chairs with built-in heaters. Read More