Epidermal Nevus (Unilateral Nevus, Linear Epidermal Nevus, Verrucous Nevus, Verrucous Linear Nevus.)

Epidermal Nevus
Body Parts: Whole Body
Medical Subjects: Skin

What Is Epidermal Nevus?

What is epidermal nevus?

Epidermal nevus is a local dysplasia caused by excessive proliferation of epidermal cells, that is, normal structural dislocation development, which is classified as "hamartoma" in medicine.


What Is The Cause Of Epidermal Nevus?

Epidermal nevus is related to genetic changes, but the exact etiology is not clear.


What Are The Symptoms Of Epidermal Nevus?

At first, it is a linear or strip-shaped skin lesion, which is fused into pieces by small protrusions. The surface is rough, thin or thick, and the skin color is brown.

The number of lesions can be single or multiple, but can be large or small. Generally in the trunk or limbs, generally located only on one side of the body.

As time goes on (generally before and after puberty), local skin will become black and thick.

Usually there is no itching, pain and other discomfort.


How To Check Whether You Have Epidermal Nevus.

What is the main diagnostic method of epidermal nevus?

It is mainly that doctors ask about the illness and observe the details of rash for diagnosis, and if necessary, they will do pathological examination to help confirm the diagnosis.


How Should Epidermal Nevus Be Prevented?

The etiology of this disease is not clear, so it can not be prevented from the perspective of etiology. However, attention should be paid to the details of life to prevent some complications.

Avoid excessive scratching, so as to avoid damage, resulting in infection, bleeding, etc.


How To Treat Epidermal Nevus.

The lesion is deep, and the most thorough treatment is surgical resection.

Laser, freezing and other methods may have certain effects, but they cannot completely avoid recurrence.


What Should Epidermal Nevus Patients Pay Attention To In Their Lives?

When the lesion is located in wet parts such as armpit, groin and mouth corner, personal hygiene should be strengthened to keep it dry and clean.

Avoid self-acupuncture, burning and other treatments. If you feel uncomfortable, go to the hospital in time and seek professional health guidance.

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