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Laptop-induced erythema ab igne: Report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22747929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Erythema ab igne is an erythematous, reticular hyperpigmentation that results from prolonged thermal radiation exposure insufficient to cause a burn. Historically, lesions were found on individuals exposed to open fires or stoves, but more recently, erythema ab igne has been described in patients using portable electronics devices including laptops. We report a 21-year-old woman who presented with net-like hyperpigmentation on her thighs caused by prolonged laptop use. We also review the literature that describes other individuals with laptop-induced erythema ab igne and discuss the features of this condition.
Authors:
Ryan R Riahi; Philip R Cohen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Medical School, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas and Tulane University Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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