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


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


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


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