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A 24-year-old female asked:

i'vee read that a recently developed erythema ab igni is reversible when stoppng exposure to the source of heat.. is ths true?!

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Erythema : Yes.
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Yes, if early: Hello, this does depend on how early you catch it. If you notice the changes in skin very soon after using heat, your skin can recover after a period of time. However, if you have caused too much damage to the deeper layers of skin, you may always have this discoloration. The risk of developing skin cancer will also decrease over time with discontinued use if caught early. I hope this helps!

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My mantoux test result is "erythema & induration present diameter 10 mm. What is the interpretation?

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What is diffuse erythema?

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A 42-year-old female asked:

What is erythema in the gastroesophageal junction?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Inflammed esophagus: Erythema means "redness." the gastroesophageal junction is the connection between esophagus and stomach. This area becomes red and irritated most typically in response to gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Other things too can cause erythema, so ask your GI specialist who performed the endoscopy what his differential diagnosis includes as to what caused your "erythema.".
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What is the result of mantoux test if it shows induration : 18mm and erythema : present?

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Positive: If you do not have active symptoms of tuberculosis and have not received bcg in the past year, then it is likely you have inactive tuberculosis. This means that you have living mycobacterium tuberculosis in your body, contained within a granuloma and potentially could reactivate at some later time. Depending on your age and health you may want to take inh. See a doctor.

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