Epidermodysplasia verruciformis - Definition

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Definition


Epidermodysplasia verruciformis is a lesion of the skin, hereditary in origin, which is relatively rare. In general, it appears before the age of 20 or during childhood, between 4 and 8 years of age. Epidermodysplasia verruciformis is marked by the appearance of patches or pimples, either isolated or grouped together, which resemble pink, white, or brown flattened warts. They are most often found on the face, hands (dorsal side), and torso. In certain cases, epidermodysplasia verruciformis is susceptible to evolution into skin cancer. The most important advice to follow when one is afflicted with epidermodysplasia verruciformis is to protect the skin from sunlight. The efficacy of treatment is relative, and varies by case.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM by Jeff.
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