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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 [en prensa].

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


Erythema ab igne Heat source Reticulated



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