Familial papular epidermal nevus with "skyline" basal cell layer

Michela Brena, Francesca Besagni, Vinicio Boneschi, Gianluca Tadini

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Papular epidermal nevus with "skyline" basal cell layer (PENS), a novel keratinocytic nevus, has recently been described as a mosaic condition with varying presentations. We herein describe typical PENS lesions, which usually occur sporadically, affecting two members of the same family. The concept of paradominant inheritance is proposed to explain the paradox of occasional transmission of normally sporadically occurring traits.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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