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|Erythema Ab Igne|
Credits: 1.00 Post-Assessment Questions: 5
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 10 Aug 2021
Last Reviewed: 10 Aug 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes
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Erythema ab igne is a rash characterized by a reticulated pattern of erythema and hyperpigmentation. It is caused by repeated exposure to direct heat or infrared radiation, often from occupational exposure or use of heating pads. While the rash is most often benign, its presence can indicate chronic inflammation or, less commonly, systemic illness and should prompt further investigation. Furthermore, careful inspection of the rash may yield evidence of pre-malignant transformation and should prompt referral for biopsy. This activity explains when this condition should be considered, articulates how to properly evaluate for this condition, and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in caring for patients with this condition.
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Authors: Erika Kettelhut, Jeremy Traylor
Editors: Joshua Roach
Editors-In-Chief: Jonathan CraneShyam VermaAmanda Oakley
Chief Medical Reviewer: Patrick Zito
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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