Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus (ILVEN) is a rare cutaneous disease that presents as linear psoriasiform plaques with associated prominent pruritus. The lesions commonly pre-sent on the legs with onset during childhood. Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus typically is refractory to treatment. Therapies range from topical treatments to lasers and surgical options. It is clinically and histopathologically similar to psoriasis, suggesting it may respond to established psoriasis treatments such as the excimer laser. We report the case of an otherwise healthy 20-year-old woman with dry, pruritic, red lesions on the right leg that had been present since infancy. Biopsy revealed psoriasiform hyperplasia with a verruciform surface. Multiple topical treatments including ablative CO
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Grgurich E, Gupta N, Owen R, Purcell SM. Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus responsive to 308-nm excimer laser treatment. Cutis. 2018 Aug;102(2):111-114. PMID: 30235359.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine