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Perilymphatic Atrophy of the Skin

Perilymphatic Atrophy of the Skin Abstract To the Editor.— There have been several reports of linear atrophy of the skin running along the lymphatic vessels, starting at the site of corticosteroid injections.1,2 We would like to report an interesting case. Report of a Case.— A 34-year-old woman with a previous history of alopecia areata in 1967 suddenly developed alopecia areata one week prior to the first examination. She remembered that intradermally administered injections of corticosteroids performed at another hospital were quite effective in 1967.At first examination on June 29, 1973, she had a lesion of alopecia areata on the right side of the forehead, into which we injected 8 mg of triamcinolone acetonide in aqueous suspension. A week later, hair regrowth was evident. On July 14, the same dose of triamcinolone was injected in the same manner. On July 21, or 22 days after the first injection, atrophy and accentuation of the underlying venous pattern were noted. Within the lesion, small areas References 1. Alopecia areata with associated subcutaneous atrophy, SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS . Arch Dermatol 90:242, 1964. 2. Steigleder GK: Unerwünschte und unerwartete Wirkungen von Arzneien an der Haut . Hautarzt 24:261-271, 1973. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Perilymphatic Atrophy of the Skin

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 111 (6) – Jun 1, 1975

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1975 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1975.01630180123027
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— There have been several reports of linear atrophy of the skin running along the lymphatic vessels, starting at the site of corticosteroid injections.1,2 We would like to report an interesting case. Report of a Case.— A 34-year-old woman with a previous history of alopecia areata in 1967 suddenly developed alopecia areata one week prior to the first examination. She remembered that intradermally administered injections of corticosteroids performed at another hospital were quite effective in 1967.At first examination on June 29, 1973, she had a lesion of alopecia areata on the right side of the forehead, into which we injected 8 mg of triamcinolone acetonide in aqueous suspension. A week later, hair regrowth was evident. On July 14, the same dose of triamcinolone was injected in the same manner. On July 21, or 22 days after the first injection, atrophy and accentuation of the underlying venous pattern were noted. Within the lesion, small areas References 1. Alopecia areata with associated subcutaneous atrophy, SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS . Arch Dermatol 90:242, 1964. 2. Steigleder GK: Unerwünschte und unerwartete Wirkungen von Arzneien an der Haut . Hautarzt 24:261-271, 1973.

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1975

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