A Case of “Inflammatory Linear Verrucous Epidermal Nevus” (ILVEN) Treated with CO2 Laser Ablation

  • Serena Gianfaldoni University G. Marconi of Rome, Dermatology and Venereology, Rome 00192
  • Georgi Tchernev Medical Institute of Ministry of Interior (MVR), Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, General Skobelev 79, 1606 Sofia; Onkoderma - Policlinic for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, General Skobelev 26, Sofia
  • Roberto Gianfaldoni University G. Marconi of Rome, Dermatology and Venereology, Rome 00192
  • Uwe Wollina Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Friedrichstrasse 41, 01067, Dresden
  • Torello Lotti Universitario di Ruolo, Dipartimento di Scienze Dermatologiche, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia – Dermatology, Via Vittoria Colonna 11, Rome 00186
Keywords: inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus, ILVEN, malignant transformation, frustrating treatments, CO2 laser

Abstract

The "inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus†is a rare disease, consisting of hyperplasia of the normal components of the epidermis. Its clinical features include erythematous and hyperkeratosic, warty, sometimes psoriasiform or lichenoid patches with a typical linear arrangement. At present, there are no effective medical therapies available. Currently, the best therapeutic results are obtained with surgical excision or the latest laser therapy. The Authors present a 9-years old girl with an inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus on her neck, successfully treated with CO2 Laser ablation.

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2017-07-19
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Gianfaldoni S, Tchernev G, Gianfaldoni R, Wollina U, Lotti T. A Case of “Inflammatory Linear Verrucous Epidermal Nevus” (ILVEN) Treated with CO2 Laser Ablation. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017Jul.19 [cited 2020Oct.23];5(4):454-7. Available from: https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2017.078

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