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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 85  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 405-406

Erythema ab igne

Department of Dermatology, Fuenlabrada University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

Date of Web Publication7-Jun-2019

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jaime Company-Quiroga
Camino Del Molino 2, 28942, Fuenlabrada, Madrid
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_918_17

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How to cite this article:
Company-Quiroga J, Alique-García S, Romero-Maté A. Erythema ab igne. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2019;85:405-6

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Company-Quiroga J, Alique-García S, Romero-Maté A. Erythema ab igne. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Nov 26];85:405-6. Available from:

A 43-year-old man with a long history of ankylosing spondylitis had intense pruritus at the application sites of fentanyl transdermal patches used to treat pain of ankylosing spondylitis. To ease the itch, he showered himself with extremely hot water at least 10 times a day for several months. Dermatological examination revealed confluent and reticulate erythematous macules on the chest [Figure 1] and upper arms. Erythema ab igne was diagnosed and he was advised to stop hot showers, following which the lesions improved within few weeks.
Figure 1: Erythematous, infiltrated macules distributed in a confluent and reticulated pattern on the chest

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