Adult onset of inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus: truly a rare experience

Anup Kumar Tiwary

Abstract


Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus is an uncommon variant of epidermal nevus, thought to be caused by unknown postzygotic dominant mutation rescued by genetic mosaicism. Clinically, it presents as intensely pruritic, erythematous, psoriasiform and verrucous, papules and plaques following the lines of Blaschko, mostly involving the single leg. It has usually early life onset. However, since its first description, very few cases have been reported which were of adult onset. We have been able to find less than 10 such cases globally. Herein, we report an adult case of ILVEN in a 24‑year‑old male.

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Keywords


Linear verrucous, mosaicism, psoriasiform, nevus, adult onset

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