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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 131-132

Laptop induced erythema Ab Igne


Department of Dermatology, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal University, Manipal, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudhir U K Nayak
Department of Dermatology, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal University, Manipal - 576 104
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.94284

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Erythema ab igne is a reticular, pigmented dermatosis caused by prolonged and repeated exposure to infrared radiation that is insufficient to produce a burn. The use of laptop computers has increased manifold in the recent past. Prolonged contact of the laptop with the skin can lead to the development of erythema ab igne. We present a case of erythema ab igne secondary to laptop use in an Indian student.


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