By Gary M. White, MD
ILVEN is, according to is name, an inflamed, linear, verrucous, epidermal nevus.
- Onset is usually congenital or within the first few years of life.
- The ILVEN is a variant of the epidermal nevus with a psoriasiform pattern of inflammation.
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.
ILVEN on the arm and hand of an adult.
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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