Publication
Title
Erythema Ab igne in an adolescent with anorexia nervosa
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Abstract
Objective: A rare skin lesion, erythema ab igne (EAI) is presented, in an adolescent female with anorexia nervosa. Method: Clinical records of this patient were compared with a pubmed search about EAI in patients with an eating disorder. Results: The patient presented with localized, spider-like, erythematous and hyperpigmented skin lesions on the lower abdomen and on both thighs. Repetitive exposure to heating pads can induce reticular and macular hyperpigmentation with telangiectases without squamation. Strict avoidance of heat is advised, because there is no effective treatment. Discussion: EAI is described in patients with an eating disorder. Facing an increased pain threshold, prolonged heat exposure to treat a general feeling of cold, can induce this dermatosis.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of eating disorders. - New York
Publication
New York : 2013
ISSN
0276-3478
Volume/pages
46:4(2013), p. 381-383
ISI
000317298900012
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 02.04.2013
Last edited 10.11.2017
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