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Striae: stretching the long list of precipitating factors for ‘true koebnerization’ of vitiligo, lichen planus and psoriasis
Article first published online: 1 JUN 2009
© 2009 The Author(s). Journal compilation © 2009 British Association of Dermatologists
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 34, Issue 8, pages 880–883, December 2009
How to Cite
Verma, S. B. (2009), Striae: stretching the long list of precipitating factors for ‘true koebnerization’ of vitiligo, lichen planus and psoriasis. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 34: 880–883. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2009.03312.x
- Issue published online: 13 NOV 2009
- Article first published online: 1 JUN 2009
- Accepted for publication 14 October 2008
Aims: To document the role of striae distensae and striae gravidarum in causing Koebner phenomenon in cases of vitiligo, psoriasis and lichen planus.
Results: Striae are documented to cause Koebner phenomenon in patients with preexisting vitiligo, psoriasis and lichen planus, the three conditions where ‘true kobenerisation’ has been suggested according to Boyd and Nelder classification.
Conclusions: Striae distensae and striae gravidarum are examples of blunt trauma. Just as happens with penetrating trauma, striae too are shown to be responsible for causing the Koebner phenomenon.