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A mechanochemical model of striae distensae

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Striae distensae, otherwise known as stretch marks, are common skin lesions found in a variety of clinical settings. They occur frequently during adolescence or pregnancy where there is rapid tissue expansion and in clinical situations associated with corticosteroid excess. Heralding their onset is the appearance of parallel inflammatory streaks aligned perpendicular to the direction of skin tension. Despite a considerable amount of investigative research, the pathogenesis of striae remains o...

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2012-01-01
URN:
uuid:7527489b-5af8-4795-9c2c-33df5589ff1c
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oai:eprints.maths.ox.ac.uk:1616

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