Facial erythema ab igne of rapid onset

Matteo LoPiccolo*, Jose Crestanello, Simon S. Yoo, James Sciubba, Claudio Fernández, Francisco A. Tausk

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Background: Erythema ab igne is a rare condition with a carcinogenic potential produced by chronic exposure to a heat source. Case description: We present the first case of rapid-onset erythema ab igne in the setting of a dental practice. Clinical implication: Physicians and dentists should be aware of this disease following short-term local application of heat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e38-e40
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • General Dentistry


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