Yellow bullous striae distensae
How to cite this article: Liu C, Sutherland R. Yellow bullous striae distensae. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol doi: 10.25259/IJDVL_699_2022
A 25-year-old male with severe dysphagia from dermatomyositis presented with a yellow linear bullous eruption over his inner arms [Figure 1]. A diagnosis of yellow bullous striae distensae was made. Striae distensae are associated with pregnancy, rapid weight gain or are drug induced, especially by systemic and topical corticosteroids. Their bullous nature is often from oedema caused by hypoalbuminemia or heart failure.1 Given the cutaneous finding, investigations conducted revealed elevated total bilirubin of 73 μmol/L [normal <20 μmol/L]) from dermatomyositis-associated liver dysfunction (alanine aminotransferase of 482 U/L [10–55 U/L]), low albumin of 24 g/L [34–50 g/L] and increased body mass index (28.2) complicated by gonadal dysfunction with testosterone of 0.66 nmol/L [10.00–35.00 nmol/L]. Yellow bullous striae distensae are benign in nature but can be helpful diagnostic clues for systemic symptoms.
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