Author | Jonathan Stuart Crane, DO

Articles

Erythema ab Igne in a 66-Year-Old Black Woman

August 30, 2011

This 66-year-old black woman presented with a 2-year history of a painless skin eruption. She stated that her skin had “changed overnight” while she was caring for her mother who had been hospitalized.

Tattoo-Ink Contact Dermatitis

August 01, 2008

A 56-year-old man presented with pruritic, raised plaques with crusting and occasional weeping in tattoos he had acquired a few months earlier. The lesions were confined to the red and blue pigmented areas only, which suggested a contact dermatitis to the metal in the tattoo ink.

Nickel Dermatitis

May 01, 2008

An 18-year-old girl presented with a red, scaly rash on her cheeks that had been scabbing over, peeling, and draining. She had had similar reactions to earrings and inexpensive jewelry. The appearance of the rash coincided with the use of a new cell phone.