toasted-skin syndrome

toasted-skin syndrome

A recently described phenomenon linked to prolonged resting of hot laptop computers or other objects (such as heated water bottles) on one’s legs or elsewhere. The prolonged exposure to temperatures of 115-125ºF/45-50ºC, causes mottling of the skin and pathological changes, similar to those seen in solar damage.
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