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How do I get rid of nevus Comedonicus?

How do I get rid of nevus Comedonicus?

As nevus comedonicus is an asymptomatic benign condition, no treatment is required. Surgical excision of small lesions can be curative and should be considered in consultation with a dermatologic/plastic surgeon. Incomplete excision may result in recurrence of the lesion. Laser surgery has been tried.

Is nevus Comedonicus rare?

Summary. Nevus comedonicus (NC) is a rare type of epidermal nevus with predilection for the face and neck area. The condition develops within the first decade of life in most patients.

How do you get nevus Comedonicus?

Nevus comedonicus has been linked to a somatic mutation in fibroblast growth factor-2 receptor (FGFR-2). Several other diseases have been associated with this gene, including Apert’s syndrome, chondrodysplasia, and craniosynostosis syndromes.

What does nevus Comedonicus look like?

Nevus comedonicus is characterized by closely arranged, grouped, often linear papules that have at their center dilated follicular openings with keratinous plugs resembling comedones. Cysts, abscesses, fistulas, and scars develop in about half the cases, which have been described as “inflammatory” nevus comedonicus.

How many people have nevus Comedonicus?

Nevus comedonicus is a rare problem with an estimated occurrence of 1 case in every 45,000–100,000 individuals [2, 6].

What causes epidermal nevus?

Most epidermal nevus syndromes are thought to be caused by a gene mutation that occurs after fertilization of the embryo (postzygotic mutation), at an early stage of embryonic development. Affected individuals have some cells with a normal copy of this gene and some cells with the abnormal gene (mosaic pattern).

Can epidermal nevus turn cancerous?

In epidermal nevus syndrome, nevus formation of various types may be associated with neurologic, ocular, skeletal, or other systemic abnormalities. It has been recognized that epidermal nevi, especially of the organoid type, are associated with an increased risk of BCC and occasionally, squamous cell carcinoma.

Is nevus genetic?

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