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Acantholytic dyskeratotic epidermal nevus with eccrine differentiation: a case report and review of literature

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Holly C. Shaffer, Department of Dermatology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834, USA
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Abstract

Terminology regarding classification of benign lesions with prominent eccrine differentiation can be confusing as these lesions can have overlapping clinical and histologic characteristics. In this report, we examine a case and review of the literature to suggest that these entities may be better classified as a spectrum of benign lesions with overlapping features rather than distinct entities. We describe a case of an acantholytic dyskeratotic epidermal nevus with eccrine differentiation on the back of a 2-year-old patient. We then discuss the classic clinical and histologic presentations of eccrine nevi and epidermal nevi with eccrine differentiation as they relate to each other and to our case.

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