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January 1991

Nevus Flammeus: Discordance in Monozygotic Twins

Author Affiliations

From the Units of Pediatric Dermatology (Drs Shamir and Metzker) and Medical Genetics (Dr Kohn), Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel, and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv (Israel) University.

Am J Dis Child. 1991;145(1):85-86. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1991.02160010091022

• Nevus flammeus has been described as an inherited vascular anomaly. We report two cases of nevus flammeus, each appearing in one of two monozygotic twins. This finding supports the idea that nevus flammeus results from embryologic mishap rather than genetic transmission.

(AJDC. 1991;145:85-86)

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