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Striate atrophy of skin

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striae cutis distensae
bands of thin wrinkled skin, initially red but becoming purple and white, which occur commonly on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs at puberty and/or during and following pregnancy, and result from atrophy of the dermis and overextension of the skin; also associated with ascites and cushing’s syndrome.
Synonym: atrophoderma striatum, lineae albicantes, lineae atrophicae, linear atrophy, stretch marks, stria, striae atrophicae, striate atrophy of skin, traction atrophy, vergeture.


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