Publication/Presentation Date

8-1-2018

Abstract

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

Volume

102

Issue

2

First Page

111

Last Page

114

ISSN

2326-6929

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

30235359

Department(s)

Department of Medicine

Document Type

Article

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