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August 1964

Stria Migrans

Author Affiliations


Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(2):193-194. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600020061014

An unusual atrophic stria has been observed on the back of a 16-year-old "weight lifter." Developing laterally from a blue-black tattoo, it reached a 34 cm long whiplash appearance by the end of 18 months. "Stria migrans" has been used to describe this distinctive variant of stretch marks.

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