A Second Case of Gobello Nevus Syndrome

Gianluca Tadini, Luisa Carlotta Rossi, Elisa Faure, Francesca Besagni, Vinicio Boneschi, Susanna Esposito, Michela Brena

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An uncommon type of epidermal nevus characterized by hyperpigmented hyperkeratotic bands following a Blaschko-linear pattern and generalized follicular hyperkeratosis were observed in a 17-year-old male patient who additionally showed tufted hair folliculitis on the scalp and clinodactyly of the fifth finger of both hands. The combination of epidermal nevus with skeletal abnormalities was first described by Gobello et al. [Dermatology 2000;201:51-55] as a new epidermal nevus syndrome that was named after the first author of this work. Our case shows identical clinical and histopathological features and represents the second case of this rare syndrome reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Dermatology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Apr 20 2016


  • Bone abnormalities
  • Clinodactyly
  • Epidermal nevus syndrome
  • Follicular hyperkeratosis
  • Tufted hair folliculitis#

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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