skin striae

skin striae

dermal atrophy + extension/thinning of overlying epidermis; show initially as irregular narrow linear bruises and later as silvery streaks and irregular linear depressions in skin; associated with Cushing's disease and long-term steroid therapy
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Skin striae are at least twice as common in women with pelvic organ prolapse as in women without prolapse, a survey of 116 women found.
Deficiency of fibrillin results in skin striae, skeletal overgrowth, pulmonary bullae, and dural ectasis (enlarged air spaces in pulmonary system and thinning of the dura matter) (Mellion, 1994).