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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 177) Last page : ( 178)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00038.5

Toasted Skin Syndrome-A Review

Mrs. Saraswati Purohit*, Mrs. Vidya M, Mrs. Sunith PS, Mrs. Rashmi P

Assistant Lecturer, J.S.S college of Nursing, Ramanuja Road, Mysuru-570004

*Corresponding Author E-mail: saruswati28@gmail.com

Online published on 23 June, 2017.

Abstract

Toasted skin syndrome is observed on people who work close to extreme heat. It is also called as Erythema ab igne. Prolonged thermal radiation exposure to the skin can lead to the development of reticulated erythema, hyper pigmentation, scaling and telangiectasias in the affected area. Some people may complain it can go unnoticed. Causes are exposure to prolonged heat of high degree, in our modern times the use of laptop on the things has become a common cause. In case the discoloration does not disappear even after reducing exposure to heat sources, it is advisable that to seek the professional help of a dermatologist.

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Keywords

Erythema ab igne, Toasted, telangiectasias.

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