Dermatology Book


Erythema ab igne

Aka: Erythema ab igne
  1. See Also
    1. Skin reactions to Temperature
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Chronic heat exposure results in skin reaction
      1. Space heaters, Wood burning stoves, and Fireplaces
      2. Chronic heating pad use
      3. Occupational (glass blower, baker, chef)
  3. Signs
    1. Reticular (Netlike) or mottled pattern rash
      1. Telangiectasia (poikiloderma)
      2. Reddish brown pigmentation
      3. Atrophy
    2. Involves legs or other areas chronically heat exposed
  4. Complications
    1. Skin Cancer (Squamous cell)

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