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Extensive unilateral nevus comedonicus without genetic abnormality

  • Author(s): Chiriac, Anca
  • Paduraru, Luminita
  • Eusebiu, Gorduza Vlad
  • Stratakis, Constantine A
  • Zouboulis, Christos C
  • et al.
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Nevus comedonicus is considered a genodermatosis characterized by the presence of multiple groups of dilated pilosebaceous orifices filled with black keratin plugs, with sharply unilateral distribution mostly on the face, neck, trunk, upper arms. Lesions can appear at any age, frequently before the age of 10 years, but they are usually present at birth. We present a 2.7-year-old girl with a very severe form of nevus comedonicus. She exhibited lesions located initially at the left side of the body with a linear characteristic, following Blascko lines T1/T2, T5, T7, S1 /S2, but progressively developed lesions on the right side of the scalp and left gluteal area.

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