Erythema ab igne

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Erythema ab igne
Classification and external resources

Erythema ab igne in a person with chronic abdominal pain who found some relief from the application of heat.
ICD-10 L59.0
ICD-9 692.82
DiseasesDB 4438
eMedicine derm/130

Erythema ab igne is a rash of the skin, which is usually caused by the long-term exposure to heat or infrared radiation[1], and which is not a burn. Usually the name is abbreviated EAI. Other names include hot water bottle rash[2] fire stains,[3] laptop thigh, granny's tartan and toasted skin syndrome.[3]

Some people may complain of mild itchiness and a burning sensation. When a change in skin pigmentation can not be seen, it is often not noticed at all.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Riahi RR, Cohen PR, Robinson FW, Gray JM. Erythema ab igne mimicking livedo reticularis". International Journal of Dermatology. Nov 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20964656.
  2. Rudolph CM, Soyer HP, Wolf P, Kerl H (February 1998). "Hot-water-bottle rash: not only a sign of chronic pancreatitis". Lancet 351 (9103): 677. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)78465-8. PMID 9500360.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. pp. Chapter87. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.