Perforating Foreign Body Reaction to Unheated Liquid Contents of Lava Lamp
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2013
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Thom, G. A. and Cheah, K. C. (2013), Perforating Foreign Body Reaction to Unheated Liquid Contents of Lava Lamp. Pediatric Dermatology. doi: 10.1111/pde.12087
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2013
A 21-month-old girl developed a local skin reaction after the unheated liquid contents of a broken lava lamp were in contact with her skin overnight. Several weeks later, small umbilicated erythematous papules containing central keratotic spines developed within the affected areas. Biopsy showed a granulomatous foreign body reaction with focal transepidermal elimination. Electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis of the tissue revealed carbon-based material, consistent with substances reported to be present in lava lamp liquid.