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1. Information about Epidermal Nevus?


Skin lesions or abnormal overgrowth in the epidermis (outermost layer of skin).

Epidermal Nevi (plural) are quite common, occur in 1-3 per 1000 births. [1]

- Requires medical treatment and surgical treatment, if required
- Long-term presence, unless surgically removed

It is a non-cancerous outgrowth that may be distributed linearly or in a pattern. They vary according to the epidermal cell type present in the body, the most common type being Keratinocytic or Verrucous epidermal nevus. It occurs at birth and is a dark, tanned, wart-like appearance. A velvety textured moderate outgrowth with coarse, short hair is called Becker’s Nevus.’ In rare or uncommon cases, these lesions can cause problems to different body parts like the eyes, brains or bones, which is called an Epidermal Nevus Syndrome.

Ages affected: Typically seen at birth and develop during childhood


Abnormal skin lesions can be spotted easily in various parts of the body like neck, back, feet, and so on.

People may experience
Skin lesions: Formed in patterns or in lines around a certain area
Genetic condition: Lesions in swirling patterns, in case of benign tumors and disorders


Self-care: Vitamin A derivative found in some medicines helps partially.

Medication: Oral Retinoids help in case of inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus (ILVEN).
Specialists: Other medical options include surgical excision of the affected areas and superficial surgeries like cryosurgery, electrosurgery and laser surgery. At mfine, we provide you with the best possible treatment solutions to match your healthcare regime.

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