Erythema Ab Igne due to Heating Pad Use: A Case Report and Review of Clinical Presentation, Prevention, and Complications

Marissa Milchak, Joanne Smucker, Catherine G. Chung, Elizabeth V. Seiverling

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Abstract

Erythema ab igne is an asymptomatic cutaneous condition caused by exposure to heat. Cases of erythema ab igne may prove to be diagnostically challenging due to lack of familiarity with the condition. While this dermatosis carries a favorable prognosis, nonmelanoma skin cancers have been reported to arise within lesions of erythema ab igne. Erythema ab igne is preventable, and, thus, clinicians should provide education regarding safe use of heating devices to patients using these products in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1862480
JournalCase Reports in Medicine
Volume2016
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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