Thermal pillow: An unusual causative agent of erythema ab igne

Turan E., YEŞİLOVA Y., Uçmak D., Çelik Ö. I.

Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, vol.55, no.6, pp.648-650, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.648-650
  • Keywords: erythema ab igne, thermal pillow, reticulate hyperpigmentation, facial, CELL
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Erythema ab igne (EAI), also known as "toasted skin syndrome" or "heatinduced circumscribed dermal melanosis", presents with pigmented reticular skin lesions with telangiectasias due to prolonged thermal radiation exposure. This article describes a 16-year-old male patient with EAI due to the use of a thermal pillow, and discusses a potential causative agent of EAI. The potential hazards of misusing new technological equipment and the importance of consumer education are also discussed.