Additional Conditions

Picture of Erythema Ab Igne

Picture of Erythema Ab Igne

Erythema ab igne is a type of skin discoloration that results from prolonged exposure to infrared radiation. This photo depicts the abdomen of a woman who developed the condition after using a heating pad to relieve menstrual cramps. Use of heating devices and water bottles may also produce the characteristic skin markings.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Erythema Ab Igne"