The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2013 , Vol 55 , Num 6
Thermal pillow: an unusual causative agent of erythema ab igne
Departments of Dermatology, 1Harran University Faculty of Medicine, Şanlıurfa and 2Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Diyarbakır, and 3 Department of Pathology, Muğla University Faculty of Medicine, Muğla, Turkey. E-mail: Erythema ab igne (EAI), also known as “toasted skin syndrome” or “heatinduced circumscribed dermal melanosis”, presents with pigmented reticular skin lesions with telangiectasias due to prolonged thermal radiation exposure. This article describes a 16-year-old male patient with EAI due to the use of a thermal pillow, and discusses a potential causative agent of EAI. The potential hazards of misusing new technological equipment and the importance of consumer education are also discussed. Keywords : erythema ab igne, thermal pillow, reticulate hyperpigmentation, facial.
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