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Burn injury caused by laptop computers

G Sharma

Abstract


Laptop burn is a real condition and medical reports indicate that using a laptop across the legs can indeed cause it. in very rare cases, the condition can cause damage leading to skin cancer. A 24‑year‑old man presented with an asymptomatic reddish brown pigmentation on the thighs. After an extensive work‑up, burning caused by use of a laptop was observed. Burning was induced in 3 days by using laptop for 4 h daily. Laptop should be used in properly ventilated and air‑conditioned rooms. The most effective way of preventing erythema is to use the laptop on the table or desk.

Keywords: Hyper pigmentation, Laptop heating, Erythema




http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2141-9248.121216
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