The word “nevus” is a synonym for the word “mole”. However, an epidermal nevus is a special kind of mole that does not look like the typical small moles almost every person has.
Spider and varicose veins are an unfortunate part of many thousands of lives every day. These clusters of raised purple and blue veins can turn every which way down the legs and arms.
Cowden syndrome is a very rare genetic disease classically manifesting as the appearance of multiple hamartomas – a benign (but still problematic) kind of tumor – both on the skin and within internal organs.
Cutanea larva migrans is skin condition caused by infection with a parasitic worm.
Chicken pox (also called varicella) is a classically childhood skin disease that is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes shingles in adults.
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Congenital is a word that means “present from birth” while a nevus is the medical term for a mole. Therefore, a congenital nevus is a mole that was present on the body from birth.