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Epidermal Nevus

  • Tor Shwayder
  • Samantha L. Schneider
  • Devika Icecreamwala
  • Marla N. Jahnke
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Abstract

Epidermal nevi typically occur shortly after birth, usually within the first year of life although some patients report occurrence later in life as they likely do not notice small and flat lesions as early. It is estimated to occur in 1 in 1000 infants with both genders equally affected. Epidermal nevi most commonly occur sporadically, however, they can also be inherited.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tor Shwayder
    • 1
  • Samantha L. Schneider
    • 2
  • Devika Icecreamwala
    • 3
  • Marla N. Jahnke
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Icecreamwala DermatologyBerkeleyUSA

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