Striae

Alternative Names

Striae atrophica; Stretch marks; Striae distensae

Definition of Striae

Striae are irregular areas of skin that look like bands, stripes, or lines. Striae are seen when a person grows or gains weight rapidly or has certain diseases or conditions.

Review

Jonathan Kantor, M.D., North Florida Dermatology Associates, Jacksonville, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 4/13/2009

Striae in the popliteal fossa
Striae on the leg
Stria

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