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Linear hypopigmentation after triamcinolone injection: a rare complication of a common procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16404649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The development of linear hypopigmentation after intralesional or intraarticular injection of triamcinolone acetonide has been reported in the literature as a very rare side effect. This case report describes a patient with linear hypopigmentation and discusses the possible pathophysiology. Clinicians involved in the care of hypertrophic scars and keloids need to be aware of this rare side effect so that they can guide their patients appropriately. They need to understand the pathogenesis of this complication better so that it may become avoidable.
V Nanda; M Alam Parwaz; S Handa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aesthetic plastic surgery     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0364-216X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-02     Completed Date:  2006-06-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701756     Medline TA:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Hypopigmentation / chemically induced*
Triamcinolone / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Upper Extremity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 124-94-7/Triamcinolone

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