Unilateral Striae Distensae Affecting the Right Axilla in a 16-Year-Old Boy: Brief Report
Version of Record online: 16 OCT 2012
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Volume 31, Issue 5, pages 617–618, September/October 2014
How to Cite
Alshaiji, J. M., Handler, M. Z., Schwartzfarb, E., Izakovic, J. and Schachner, L. A. (2014), Unilateral Striae Distensae Affecting the Right Axilla in a 16-Year-Old Boy: Brief Report. Pediatric Dermatology, 31: 617–618. doi: 10.1111/pde.12028
- Issue online: 4 SEP 2014
- Version of Record online: 16 OCT 2012
Striae distensae or stretch marks are a common skin condition that occurs frequently in association with adolescent growth spurts and pregnancy. They are characterized by linear symmetrical asymptomatic smooth bands of atrophic-appearing skin on the thighs, buttocks, and breasts in girls and on the shoulders, outer thighs, and lumbosacral areas in boys. We present a rare case of unilateral striae distensae affecting the right axilla in a 16-year-old boy.