Clinical and laboratory data on 20 patients with transverse atrophic striae of the back are presented. These striae are more common in men than in women and are often associated with striae elsewhere, acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, obesity, corticosteroid therapy, and prolonged heavy lifting. The incidence of transverse striae of the back among 1,037 healthy young men was 5.4%; thus, they are rather common and probably have the same significance as striae elsewhere on the body.
Carr RD, Hamilton JF. Transverse Striae of the Back. Arch Dermatol. 1969;99(1):26-30. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610190032005