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Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa in the setting of lymphoedema tarda and neurofibromatosis type 1

Abstract

Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa (ENV) comprises an uncommon skin disease characterised by dermal fibrosis with hyperkeratotic, verrucous and papillomatous lesions that usually occur after chronic lymphoedema. We describe the case of a 56-year-old-man with neurofibromatosis type 1, no known surgical history, no chronic medication and no travel history, presenting with worsening non-pitting oedema and impressive foul-smelling mossy plaques and cobblestone-like nodules in both legs and feet, especially on the right, compatible with the diagnosis of ENV.

  • dermatology
  • skin
  • medical management
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