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January 1924


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(1):140-142. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360190143012

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A CASE FOR DIAGNOSIS: STRIATE ATROPHICAE? Presented by Dr. Biddle.  Mrs. B. S., Jewish, aged 21 years, a housewife, presented many short parallel striae, of two months' duration, localized principally on the arms below the axillae, and on the hips and the inner surfaces of the thighs, and gradually extending. The stripes were of fairly uniform length and width, and most of them were pale, with a suggestion of crinkling on palpation; some were reddened. There was some resemblance to morphea.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Parkhurst said that although in this case the stage of redness was considered to be terminal, the red areas were not atrophic, and therefore it was more logical to consider the atrophy as the end point.Dr. Murray said that the manner of evolution of the lesions was suggestive of morphea.Dr. Perkins suggested that this might be an atrophic change of the skin of endocrine origin,

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