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Systematized Epidermal Nevus with Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis Improving with Topical Calcipotriol/Betametasone Dipropionate Combination Ointment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22938157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
  We present the case of a 5-year-old boy who presented with systematized epidermal nevus with evidence of epidermolytic hyperkeratosis on skin biopsy. He was otherwise well, with normal growth and development and no evidence of other organ system involvement. He had experienced only mild improvement with potent topical corticosteroids. He reported more-marked improvement after 2 months of topical calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate combination ointment once a day to the lesions. Extensive epidermal nevi can lead to severe cosmetic disfigurement. We recommend a trial of topical calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate ointment for patients with extensive epidermal nevus not amenable to surgical treatment.
Authors:
Mark Jean-Aan Koh; Joyce Siong-See Lee; Wei-Sheng Chong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-1470     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Changi General Hospital, Singapore National Skin Centre, Singapore.
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