Idiopathic striae atrophicae of puberty

Feldman, Kayla; Smith, W. Gary
March 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/27/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 7, p929
Academic Journal
The article discusses the idiopathic striae atrophicae of puberty as reflected in a 15-year-old boy presented with isolated horizontal purple stripes on his back but gradually faded. It has been noted that idiopathic striae atrophicae of puberty is a type of striae which occurs in healthy, nonobese individuals around the time of puberty. Its possible predisposing factors include genetic predisposition periods of rapid growth and hyperstimulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis.


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