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Heated Car Seat –Induced Erythema Ab Igne

Brian B. Adams, MD, MPH
Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(2):265-266. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.2207.
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Correspondence: Dr Adams, Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 670592, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0592 (adamsbb@ucmail.uc.edu).

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

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Figure 1. Reticulated red-brown patches on the posterior aspects of both legs. Note that the eruption predominantly affects the left leg and extends only to the mid calf.

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Figure 2. The extent of the eruption corresponded exactly to the area of contact with the heated seat. The black line represents the inferiormost portion of the eruption. Distal to this mark, the leg no longer contacts the heated seat and demonstrates no skin changes.




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