Linear verrucous epidermal nevus

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Linear verrucous epidermal nevus
Classification and external resources
Specialty medical genetics
ICD-10 Q82.5 (ILDS Q82.502)
eMedicine article/1117506
MeSH D054000

Linear verrucous epidermal nevus (also known as a "Linear epidermal nevus," and "Verrucous epidermal nevus"[1]) is a skin lesion characterized by a verrucous skin-colored, dirty-gray or brown papule.[2]:771[3]:633 Generally, multiple papules present simultaneously, and coalesce to form a serpiginous plaque.[3]:633 When this nevus covers a diffuse or extensive portion of the body's surface area, it may be referred to as a systematized epidermal nevus, when it involved only one-half of the body it is called a nevus unius lateris.[2]:771

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 851. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ a b Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.
  3. ^ a b James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.