Mathews Journal of Emergency Medicine


Previous Issues Volume 8, Issue 3 - 2023

Case Report and Brief Review: A Case of Erythema Ab Igne Due to a Space Heater

James Espinosa*, Alan Lucerna, Joel Collins, Adam Kandil, James Lee, Robin Lahr

Department of Emergency Medicine, Jefferson Health New Jersey, USA

*Corresponding author: James Espinosa, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rowan University SOM Kennedy University Hospital, 18 East Laurel Road, Stratford, NJ 08084, USA, Phone: 856 304 5101; E-mail: [email protected].

Received Date: June 24, 2023

Published Date: July 12, 2023

Citation: Espinosa J, Lucerna A, Collins J, Kandil A, Lee J, Lahr R, et al. (2023). Case Report and Brief Review: A Case of Erythema Ab Igne Due to a Space Heater. Mathews J Emergency Med. 8(3):62.

Copyrights: Espinosa J, et al. © (2023).


A 35-year-old male presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with a rash of his left lateral lower leg of a two months duration. The patient had been using an electric space heater and the affected area was the closest part of his body to the heater. A diagnosis of erythema ab igne was made. Here we discuss erythema ab igne in reference to the medical history of the diagnosis, pathophysiology, modern causative heat sources such as laptop computers and treatment.

Keywords: Erythema Ab Igne, Cutaneous Rash.

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