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Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus


Other Names for this Disease

  • ILVEN
  • Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal naevus
  • Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus
  • Linear verrucose epidermal nevus
  • Verrucous epidermal nevus
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Overview

Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus (ILVEN) is a type of skin overgrowth. The skin nevi appear as skin colored, brown, or reddish, wort-like papules. The nevi join to form well-demarcated plaques. The plaques may be itchy and often affects only one side of the body.[1] ILVEN tends to be present from birth to early childhood. It affects females more often than males. It usually occurs alone. Rarely ILVEN occurs in association with epidermal nevus syndrome. While rare ILVEN may become cancerous (i.e., transform to basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma).[2] The cause of ILVEN is currently unknown.[1][3][2][4] Click here to visit the DermNetNZ Web site and view an image of ILVEN.
Last updated: 6/10/2011

References

  1. Dosik J. Epidermal Nevus. Dermatology Online Journal Website. 2001; http://dermatology.cdlib.org/DOJvol7num1/NYUcases/nevus/dosik.html. Accessed 3/23/2011.
  2. Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus. DermNet NZ. 2003; http://www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/ilven.html. Accessed 3/23/2011.
  3. Morelli JG. Cutaneous Nevi. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 18th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2007;
  4. Brandling-Bennett HA, Morel KD. Epidermal nevi. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Oct;
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  • DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.

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Other Names for this Disease
  • ILVEN
  • Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal naevus
  • Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus
  • Linear verrucose epidermal nevus
  • Verrucous epidermal nevus
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