ATROPHY OF THE SKIN

By Gary M. White, MD

Of note, there is a single case report that seems to show great value for an 87-year-old man in taking 50 mg of DHEA daily to prevent skin atrophy and skin tearing [JAAD Case Reports 2017;3;534–535].

Atrophy, Linear following Blaschko’'s lines

Linear atrophoderma of Moulin

Atrophy

Acrodermatitis Chronica Atrophicans

Cutaneous Lupus

Corticosteroid Injection
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Lipoatrophic Panniculitis

Sarcoidosis Disseminated atrophic sarcoidosis with elastophagocytosis and elastic tissue loss [BJD 2015;172;1154].

Age and Steroid use. Epidermal atrophy from old age and chronic systemic steroid use.
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Congenital

Congenital idiopathic atrophy of the skin on right lower back in an infant. Dermatology Online Journal 18(4)

Miscellaneous

Atrophic Tinea Versicolor. There is an atrophic variant of tinea versicolor. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2013;79:270

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