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Unilateral Striae Distensae Affecting the Right Axilla in a 16-Year-Old Boy: Brief Report

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  • Jasem M. Alshaiji M.D.,

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    1. Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami–Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
    • Address correspondence to Jasem M. Alshaiji, M.D., Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami–Miller School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Ave, RMSB, Rm 2023-A, Miami, FL 33136, or e-mail: alshaiji75@gmail.com.

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  • Marc Z. Handler M.D.,

    1. Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami–Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
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  • Elissa Schwartzfarb M.D.,

    1. Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami–Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
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  • Jan Izakovic M.D.,

    1. Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami–Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
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  • Lawrence A. Schachner M.D.

    1. Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami–Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
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Abstract

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.

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