By Gary M. White, MD

ILVEN or inflamed, linear, verrucous, epidermal nevus

ILVEN is, according to is name, an inflamed, linear, verrucous, epidermal nevus.


An inflamed, linear, verrucous lesion is present.


No treatment is needed. Various topical approaches have been used. For example, calcipotriene has been used as has clobetasol with 5% salicylic acid occluded. Tacalcitol was effective in one report.

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ILVEN or inflamed, linear, verrucous, epidermal nevus ILVEN or inflamed, linear, verrucous, epidermal nevus


Genital/perigenital inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus: A case series. Indian J Dermatol 2015;60:592-5

A 17-year-old young woman before and after treatment with excision followed by split thickness skin grafting. Indian J Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec; 58(6): 461–463


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