[Dermatoporosis, a vintage for atrophoderma and transparent skin]

C Piérard-Franchimont, J F Hermanns, T Hermanns-Lê, J M Lachapelle, M Lesuisse, G E Piérard, P Delvenne
Revue Médicale de Liège 2014, 69 (4): 210-3
Skin ageing occasionally manifests itself at long-term by severe atrophoderma. Systemic or topical corticotherapy exerts an atrophic impact mimicking the effects of old age. Such atrophoderma condition has been described as transparent skin about 40 years ago, and it received more recently the new denomination of dermatoporosis. Such condition stands out in the medical history to induce clinical consequences. They are sometimes prominent introducing diverse lesions such as Bateman purpura, stellate scars and wounds following minor trauma.

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