Striae Distensae (StriaeAtrophicans, Striae Gravidarum, Stretch Marks)

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


Atrophic striae occur under several circumstances. They are so common as to be considered physiologic during adolescence. The microscopic features reveal a combination of findings showing epidermal atrophy and dermal scar formation. The cause of the lesions is usually apparent from the patient’s age or by obtaining a pertinent history. On rare occasions, they can be an indication of underlying adrenal cortex dysfunction.


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