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Erythema ab igne and Crohn’s disease
  1. M P Tighe,
  2. R A Morenas,
  3. N A Afzal,
  4. R M Beattie
  1. Child Health, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, UK
  1. Dr Mark P Tighe, Paediatric Specialist Registrar, Child Health, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK; mpt195{at}hotmail.com

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This 13-year-old boy presented with a 2-month history of abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea and weight loss (10 kg). On examination, he was wasted and had a non-tender, reticular, macular, pigmented rash on his anterior abdominal wall (fig 1). He attributed the rash to frequent use of a hot water bottle, which had helped to settle his pain. Inflammatory markers were raised, …

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