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August 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(2):261-265. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480140101015

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Striae Hypertrophicae Symmetricae Juvenilis. Presented by Dr. Morris Markowitz.  M. F., a Negress aged 12 years, presents numerous flesh-colored elevated striae, 2 or 3 inches (from 5 to 7.5 cm.) long, arranged transversely and symmetrically on the outer aspects of the thighs. The condition had its onset three years ago in an unknown manner.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Robert L. Gilman: I do not think the name describes the morphologic picture particularly well; the important point is whether or not the condition is Cushing's syndrome.Dr. Vaughn C. Garner: It seems to me open to question whether the lesions are actually hypertrophic simply because they are elevated. Striae atrophicae are often elevated, and I should call these lesions striae atrophicae rather than striae hypertrophicae.Dr. Fred D. Weidman: It appears from the section that the elevation is due to a dense collagenous tissue, the kind one sees in linear nevi. The relation

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