Striae distensae in adolescents: A mini review

Striae distensae in adolescents: A mini review


  • Heba Elsedfy Pediatrics Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt


Adolescents, striae distensae, stretch marks


Striae distensae or stretch marks are mainly a cosmetic concern. They commonly occur in adolescence and in pregnant women. Although, generally more common in females; physiological striae atrophicae of adolescence are more common in males. The pathophysiology is multifactorial with mechanical stretching of the skin being the most important. Despite of an abundance of treatment modalities none is 100% effective. 


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Elsedfy H. Striae distensae in adolescents: A mini review. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 19 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];91(1):176-81. Available from: