Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
WEBER, Magda Blessmann; PONZIO, Humberto Antonio; COSTA, Francine Batista and CAMINI, Leandra. Erythema ab igne: a case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2005, vol.80, n.2, pp. 187-188. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962005000200010.
The cutaneous lesion of erythema ab igne is characterized by a reticulate erythema, hyperpigmentation, fine scaling, epidermal atrophy and telangiectasis. Currently the lumbar region is the most affected, due to the use of hot water bottles to relieve chronic pains, and by constant exposure to deep heat in physiotherapy sessions. The authors call attention to a dermatosis that is not often diagnosed, and that may be more prevalent, because of the high frequency with which such physiotherapeutic treatments are performed.
Keywords : Erythema; Physical therapy [specialty]; Thermal radiation.