146. Striae

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP3,4,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD5,6 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD7,8
  1. Manjunatha Kalavala MD, MRCP(UK)1 and
  2. Magdalene Dohil MD2

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch146

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Kalavala, M. and Dohil, M. (2011) Striae, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch146

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 4

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 5

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 6

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 7

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 8

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK

  2. 2

    Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • Striae distensae (SD, stretch marks) - linear atrophic plaques;
  • mechanical stretching - connective tissue framework rupture;
  • SD exact pathogenesis - still to be elucidated;
  • endogenous corticosteroids - endogenous production, corticosteroid bio-availability;
  • SD risk, long-term treatment - potent topical corticosteroid use;
  • Striae distensae, as scars - from dermal connective tissue injury;
  • quantity and degree of cross-linkage - individual collagen molecules;
  • lasers and light devices - treatment modality for SD;
  • fractional photothermolysis, newer, non-ablative resurfacing laser technique - in scar treatment;
  • excimer laser, temporary repigmentation - leucoderma improvement in SD

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