Dermatology Case

Authors

  • Sílvia Camões General and Family Medicine, Unidade de Saúde Familiar Espaço Saúde Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde do Porto Ocidental
  • Manuela Selores Department of Dermatology; Research Unit in Dermatology, Centro Hospitalar do Porto; Unit for Multidisciplinary Research in Biomedicine, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v27.i1.10828

Keywords:

Dermatosis, erythema, laptop computer

Abstract

We report the case of a child with a laptop-induced erythema ab Igne.
Erythema ab Igne is an hyperpigmented and reticulated erythema that results from prolonged thermal radiation exposure insufficient to cause burn. It has been described in patients using portable electronics devices including laptops. The lesions are characteristically located on the thighs and asymmetric (left side).
The diagnosis is based on the clinical appearance of the lesions and exposure history. The treatment is the avoidance of heat source.

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References

Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Schaffer JV. Dermatology. Third edition. Elsevier; 2012.

AL-Otaibi L. Erithema Ab Igne. Outubro, 2016. (Accessed 11 January 2017). Available at: http://www.medscape.com.

Arnold A, W Itin P. Laptop Computer-Induced Erythema ab Igne in a Child and Review of the Liturature. Pediatrics. 2010; 126:e1227-30.

Riahi R, Cohen P. Laptop-induced erythema ab igne: report and review of literature. Dermatology Online Journal. 2012; 18:5.

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Published

2018-04-13

How to Cite

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Camões S, Selores M. Dermatology Case. REVNEC [Internet]. 2018Apr.13 [cited 2022May21];27(1):59-60. Available from: https://revistas.rcaap.pt/nascercrescer/article/view/10828

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Imaging Cases

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