Image of the Week: Do you recognize this acute reaction? - Clinical Advisor

Image of the Week: Do you recognize this acute reaction?

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  • erythema-ab-igne-CAIoW0715

After this patient’s arm was soaked in warm water for 20 minutes to treat an abscess, an unusual discoloration appeared.

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This patient has erythema ab igne, a reticular erythematous pigmented dermatosis caused by prolonged exposure to heat or infrared radiation. View this image on Figure 1 to find out more.

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This patient has erythema ab igne, a reticular erythematous pigmented dermatosis caused by prolonged exposure to heat or infrared radiation. 

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