What causes epidermal nevus syndrome (ENS)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The basis of the cause may be the activation of an autosomal dominant lethal mutation that survives by mosaicism. These cells might survive only by being adjacent to normal ones [19] Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus has been described in a mother and daughter.

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