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Corticosteroid-induced striae

Corticosteroid-induced striae

(Science: dermatology) High-dose glucocorticoid therapy causes atrophy of the skin and a failure of the normal regenerative process. Purple striae often develop over the individuals trunk or thighs. The colour fades when the drug is stopped, but the dermal atrophy remains.


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