Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus
Other Names for this Disease
- Linear verrucose epidermal nevus
- Verrucous epidermal nevus
- Verrucous nevus
- Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal naevus
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 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). The cause of ILVEN is currently unknown. Click here to visit the DermNetNZ Web site and view an image of ILVEN.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.
Last updated: 6/10/2011
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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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- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- Kossan, Meredith K, Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus, Dermatology Online Journal 9(4): 15, 2003 http://dermatology.cdlib.org/94/NYU/Feb2002/4.html