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February 1984

Inflammatory Linear Verrucous Epidermal Nevus: Epidermal Protein Analysis in Four Patients

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (Drs Bernhard and Baden); Wausau (Wis) Medical Center (Dr Owen); and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego (Drs Steinman, Kaplan, and Menkes).

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(2):214-215. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650380074014

• Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus (ILVEN) may be difficult to differentiate clinically from psoriasis. We report four cases of ILVEN that confirm the observation that the analysis of epidermal proteins by sodium lauryl sulfate—polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SLS-PAGE) discloses a pattern different from that seen in psoriasis. We have also found, however, that the SLS-PAGE epidermal protein pattern is not identical in each case of ILVEN.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:214-215)