Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus
Other Names for this Disease
- Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal naevus
- Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus
- Linear verrucose epidermal nevus
- Verrucous epidermal nevus
Your QuestionIs this is a genetic disease and can it be transmitted from a mother to her baby?
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Insuring an accurate diagnosis is important in determining your risk to future offspring. There is a rare skin condition called epidermolytic epidermal naevus, where a parent with epidermal nevi, has gone on to have a child with more extensive or generalized disease. We are not aware of a similar case report for individuals with ILVEN. Certain epidermal nevus syndromes may also be associated with an increased risk to offspring. To learn more about your specific risk to future offspring, we recommend that you consult with a genetics professional. Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding diagnosis, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about genetic consultations is available from Genetics Home Reference at http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/consult. To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary healthcare provider for a referral.
The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:
- GeneTests has a searchable directory of US and international genetics and prenatal diagnosis clinics.
- The National Society for Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who live outside of the United States. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists in your country, some of whom may be researchers that do not provide medical care.
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