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Striae Distensae

Kattie Hoy, MD Reviewed 06/2018
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

  • Striae distensae (SD) are common skin conditions that are forms of dermal scarring found in all skin types, consisting of usually multiple, symmetric, well-defined atrophic lesions f...

DIAGNOSIS

PHYSICAL EXAM

  • Universal classification system or process for evaluating severity of SD is not currently established. The Davey score (scale 0 to 8 given based on number of lesion on abdomen) ...

TREATMENT

GENERAL MEASURES

  • In current practice, there is no available treatment modality that is consistently effective with minimal adverse effects.

  • Avoidance of rapid weight loss or gain may help prev...

ONGOING CARE

DIET

Further studies are needed to establish a clear effect of diet and exercise on SD development. 

REFERENCES

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Al-Himdani S, Ud-Din S, Gilmore S, et al. Striae distensae: a comprehensive review and evidence-based evaluation of prophylaxis and treatment. Br J Dermatol.  2014;170(3):527–547. [Vi...

ADDITIONAL READING

  • Elsaie ML, Baumann LS, Elsaaiee LT. Striae distensae (stretch marks) and different modalities of therapy: an update. Dermatol Surg.  2009;35(4):563–573.

  • Hexsel D, Dal'Forno T, M...

CODES

ICD10

L90.6 Striae atrophicae 

ICD9

701.3 Striae atrophicae 

SNOMED

  • 201067006 physiological striae (disorder)

  • 271674009 Striae gravidarum (disorder)

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • SD is a common skin condition usually consisting of multiple, symmetric, well-defined atrophic lesions that follow the lines of tension.

  • Initially appear as red elevated lines (striae r...

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