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October 1971

Inflammatory Linear Verrucose Epidermal Nevus

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Wayne State University, School of Medicine; and Detroit General Hospital; Detroit.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(4):385-389. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000220043008

The clinical and histopathologic features of 25 patients with the inflammatory type of linear verrucose epidermal nevus were as follows: (1) early age of onset, (2) 4:1 predominance in females, (3) frequent involvement of the left lower extremity, (4) pruritus, (5) distinctive inflammatory and psoriasiform histologic appearance, and (6) persistent lesions showing marked refractoriness to treatment.