Cynthia Carver DeKlotz

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Epidermal Nevus syndromes

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examination The epidermal nevus syndrome encompasses a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by wide-spread whorls or bands of epidermal or appendageal cell types associated with one or more systemic abnormalities, with the central nervous system, eyes, and skeleton being most frequently involved. The cutaneous lesions…

Epidermal Nevus, including Inflammatory Linear Verrucous Epidermal Nevus (Nevus Verrucosus, Dermatitic Epidermal Nevus)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What to be alert for in the history Epidermal nevi are typically diagnosed by their characteristic clinical appearance and supporting history. An epidermal nevus is a hamartoma of the epidermis and papillary dermis that is present at birth or typically appears within the first year of life. Occasionally, epidermal…

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