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Epidemiology of erythema ab igne at a moderately cold weather station.
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PMID:  17432021     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Erythema ab igne is a localized red brown reticular pigmentation, resulting from chronic, repetitive exposure to sub maximal heat, insufficient to cause burn. A study was carried out at the dermatology outpatient department of Combined Military Hospital, Abbottabad during January-April 2005 with the purpose to see frequency of erythema ab igne. Fourteen patients were identified, interviewed and examined in detail. Nine were females, eight of them housewives, and five were males. Age of the patients ranged from 9 to 60 years with a mean of 36.5 +/- 14.8 years. Body Mass Index (BMI) of the patients ranged from 13.5 to 33.5, six of them were in the BMI range of between 25.1 and 30. Nine patients belonged to rural areas. Erythema ab igne was not associated with thyroid disease or any other systemic or psychiatric illness.
Naeem Raza; Syed Nurul Rasool Qadir; Amer Ejaz
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-13     Completed Date:  2007-05-08     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Combined Military Hospital, Kharian, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Cold Temperature / adverse effects*
Erythema / epidemiology*,  etiology,  pathology
Follow-Up Studies
Hyperpigmentation / epidemiology*,  etiology,  pathology
Middle Aged
Pakistan / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Skin / pathology

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