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Epidermal Nevus Syndrome


Synonyms of Epidermal Nevus Syndrome
  • Ichthyosis Hystrix Gravior
  • Inflammatory Linear Nevus Sebaceous Syndrome
  • Lambert Type Ichthyosis
  • Linear Nevus Sebacous Syndrome
  • Linear Sebaceous Nevus Sequence
  • Linear Sebaceous Nevus Syndrome
  • Nevus Sebaceous of Jadassohn
  • Porcupine Man
  • Sebaceous Nevus Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Epidermal Nevus Syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by distinctive birth marks (nevus) on the skin. Neurological and skeletal abnormalities may also occur. This disorder is usually apparent at birth (due to the skin lesions which are most often seen in the midface from the forehead down into the nasal area) and is often associated with seizures, mental deficiency, eye problems, bone malformations and atrophy of the brain. The exact cause of Epidermal Nevus Syndrome is not known although an autosomal dominant trait of inheritance seems to occur in approximately two thirds of the cases.



    Organizations related to Epidermal Nevus Syndrome
    • Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types
      1364 Welsh Road G2
      North Wales PA 19454
      Phone #: 215-619-0670
      800 #: 800-545-3286
      e-mail: info@scalyskin.org
      Home page: http://www.scalyskin.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
    • Nevus Network
      The Congenital Nevus Support Group
      West Salem OH 44287
      Phone #: 419-853-4525
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@nevusnetwork.org
      Home page: http://www.nevusnetwork.org



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