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Vol. 24 - Num. 94

Clinical Reviews

Erythema ab igne after prolonged exposure to a radiator

Marta Marín Andrésa, M.ª Isabel Moneo Hernándezb, Laura Sala Fernándezb

aPediatra. CS Las Fuentes Norte. Zaragoza. España.
bPediatra. CS Torre Ramona. Zaragoza. España.

Correspondence: M Marín. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Marín Andrés M, Moneo Hernández MI, Sala Fernández L. Erythema ab igne after prolonged exposure to a radiator. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2022;24:e221-e223.

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Erythema ab igne is a hyperpigmented skin lesion caused by prolonged and repeated exposure to a heat source. It is a clinical diagnosis and the treatment consists of avoiding additional exposure to the heat source, with the lesion disappearing over the course of several weeks or months. The main long-term risk if exposure is maintained is the development of malignant skin tumours.


Erythema ab igne Heat source Reticulated



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