Epidermal naevus syndrome

Epidermal naevus syndrome (ENS), also know as Solomon's syndrome or Feuerstein and Mims syndrome, represent a group of distinct disorders related to the presence of epidermal nevi and extracutaneous anomalies. It is a syndrome linked to mosaicism, with many of them occurring exclusively sporadically, but some with known hereditary traits 1.

There are nine well defined epidermal naevus syndromes:

  • Schimmelpenning syndrome
  • phacomatosis pigmentokeratotica
  • nevus comedonicus syndrome
  • Becker nevus syndrome
  • angora hair nevus syndrome
  • Proteus syndrome
  • Type 2 segmental Cowden disease
  • CHILD syndrome
  • FGFR3 epidermal nevus syndrome

CLOVE syndrome may also present with epidermal naevi.

History and etymology

Solomon et al described ENS as one single entity characterized by the coexistence of epidermal nevi and extracutaneous anomalies 1.


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Article Information

rID: 32239
Section: Syndromes
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Epidermal nevus syndrome
  • Feuerstein and Mims syndrome
  • Solomon's syndrome

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