basophilic degeneration

ba·so·phil·ic de·gen·er·a·tion

blue staining of connective tissues when hematoxylin-eosin stain is used; found in such conditions as solar elastosis.
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Repeated and prolonged exposure to heat insufficient to produce a burn can cause a cutaneous lesion, described as erythema ab igne, which is characterized clinically by reticular hyperpigmentation and telangiectasia, and histologically by the basophilic degeneration of connective tissue and elastic fiber alterations, which are similar to those observed in photoaged skin.