striae cutis distensae


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stri·'ae cu·'tis dis·ten·'sae

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 syndrome.

stri·ae cu·tis dis·ten·sae

(strī'ē kyū'tis dis-ten'sē)
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 syndrome.
Synonym(s): lineae atrophicae, linear atrophy, stria (2) , striae atrophicae.