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Winter 2005, Vol. 13 No. 4

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2005) 13, 217-221


Case Report

A recalcitrant linear plaque since infancy: ILVEN or porokeratosis?

SK Hui 許紹基 and KC Lee 李景中

Abstract
A young lady presented with a recalcitrant linear scaly plaque on her right leg since infancy. The lesion showed partial response to cryotherapy. Histology reported inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal naevus (ILVEN) and porokeratosis at her age 8 and 19 respectively. The final diagnosis is ILVEN. The differential diagnosis of ILVEN, especially with porokeratosis will be discussed.