Nigerian Journal of Plastic Surgery

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Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal naevus: Report of three cases in blacks

C Tahir, AM Waziri, MB Ibrahim, AA Mayun


Background: Epidermal naevi are congenital harmatomas that arise from embryonal ectodermal cells. The inflammatory linear verrucous variant is rare and presents with disturbing symptoms. In blacks the classical erythema is not common but pruritus and discharge are the commonest features.
Methods and results: We present inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal naevus in three black adults and illustrated its presentation in our population.
Conclusion: Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal naevus is a prurigenic dermatosis whose symptoms can alleviated with full thickness surgical excision.

Keywords: epidermal, naevus, verrucous, excision

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