Author(s): Rotsztejn H, Juchniewicz B, Nadolski M, Wendorff J, Kamer B
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Abstract Striae distensae or stretch marks are cutaneous changes which may appear everywhere on the body, except for the face, and they usually occur in stretching areas. We want to present unusually large striae that developed nearly all the body of a 14-year-old patient during steroid therapy. Such huge striae are very rare, especially when the doses of steroids are not high. Widely spread striae are not a serious disease or disability, but only a cosmetic problem. However, they may lead to a persistent complex and feeling of inferiority or even cause serious depression states, especially in teenagers, as in this case.
This article was published in Adv Med Sci
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research