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Could a growth spurt cause linear focal elastosis like striae distensae?
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PMID:  22363162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Linear focal elastosis (LFE) is characterized by several asymptomatic, yellow, palpable, irregularly indurated, striae-like lines extending horizontally across the middle and lower back. A focal increase in elastic fibers is a hallmark of the disease as seen from biopsy specimens. The pathogenesis of LFE is unclear, as is the association between LFE and striae distensae (SD). However, the prevailing opinion is that LFE represents an excessive regenerative process of elastic fibers and is analogous to keloidal repair of SD. Although the timing of onset of LFE and SD was not synchronous in our patient, the triggering factor was the same, which was the growth spurt. This case is supporting the putative association between LFE and SD.
Woo Sun Jang; Jin Woong Lee; Kwang Ho Yoo; Kui Young Park; Tae Young Han; Kapsok Li; Seong Jun Seo; Chang Kwun Hong
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-02-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of dermatology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  2005-3894     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Dermatol     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-24     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916577     Medline TA:  Ann Dermatol     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
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