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July 1979

Unilateral, Linear, Zosteriform Epidermal Nevus With Acantholytic Dyskeratosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. Dr Demetree is now in private practice in Bradenton, Fla.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(7):875-877. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010070051025

An infant has a nevus unius lateris with the histopathologic condition of acantholytic dyskeratosis. Similar cases have, in the past, been classified as unilateral Darier's disease. Since it is now recognized that the pathologic changes of acantholytic dyskeratosis are not specific for a given disease entity, we believe the concept of unilateral keratosis follicularis deserves reevaluation.

(Arch Dermatol 115:875-877, 1979)