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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2017, Article ID 7678086, 3 pages
Case Report

Physiological Striae Atrophicae of Adolescence with Involvement of the Axillae and Proximal Arms

1Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
2The Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, AB, Canada T2M 0H5
3Toronto Dermatology Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada M3H 5Y8

Correspondence should be addressed to Alexander K. C. Leung; ac.yraglacu@gnuela

Received 24 March 2017; Revised 19 April 2017; Accepted 27 April 2017; Published 16 May 2017

Academic Editor: Anselm Chi-wai Lee

Copyright © 2017 Alexander K. C. Leung and Benjamin Barankin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a 16-year-old adolescent male with multiple violaceous, atrophic, vertical linear striae isolated to the axillae and proximal arms of approximately one-year duration. In the past two years, he indulged in heavy weight-lifting. He experienced a growth spurt over the past few years. The patient was otherwise in good health and was not on any medications. Physiological striae atrophicae of adolescence where the striae were restricted to the axillae and proximal arms have very rarely been reported.