Keywords:Dermatosis, erythema, laptop computer
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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