striae cutis distensae

(redirected from linear atrophy)

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.
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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.
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