Author | Jonlin Chen, MS3

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Bruise-like marks on a healthy teenage male’s back

October 09, 2020

A 15-year-old male first noticed the marks on his back during a recent vertical growth spurt. On exam there are multiple horizontal violaceous linear striae on his back. He is otherwise healthy and denies any history of back injury or exposure to topical or systemic steroids. What's the diagnosis?