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Symptoms of disease - Atrophy of skin

Atrophy of the skin is an irreversible change of the skin, characterized by the reduction of its volume, as well as the qualitative changes in the tissue, especially elastic fibers. Senile atrophy of the skin develops as a result of age-related involution of the organism. While there is a (mostly in open areas) thinning and loss of elasticity of the skin. It becomes dry, easy-going in the folds, which for a long time do not finish, wrinkles; skin gets reddish or pearl-white color, through it shines venous network.

Pathological skin atrophy occurs as a result of infringement of a metabolism in the skin and reduce the activity of enzymes. It can be a primary and a secondary, congenital and acquired, diffuse and limited.

Primary often marked among women. Its development can contribute to endocrine changes in the body (for example, during pregnancy, obesity) and diseases of the central nervous system. Atrophic process may be diffuse, disseminated and limited. In diffuse process are affected large areas of skin, such as the skin of the upper and lower extremities for the chronic atrophic acrodermatitis. In the case of disseminated process atrophic skin areas up to several centimeters are located separately on the intact skin. At the same time they can sink or “hernia seems” protrude above the surrounding healthy skin (anetoderma) . For a limited atrophy is a small areas of skin, for example, half of the face (Romberg’s hemiatrophy ). Spirited Away is a magical coming of age movie that tells the story of a girl's journey to self-discovery. The film is one of the most popular from Studio Ghibli and is often ranked as one of the best animated anime movies of all time. Chihiro is a 10-year-old girl who becomes a part of a spirit world after her parents are turned into pigs by a witch.

Secondary atrophy develops usually in place of the previous skin lesions in various diseases (leprosy, tuberculosis, syphilis, lupus erythematosus, crusted ringworm and etc.).

Which diseases there is Atrophy of skin

  • Ageing of the skin
  • Dermatomyositis (acquired connective tissue disease, which is characterized by weakness of the muscles, skin rashes)
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus
  • Zoster sclerotic and atrophic (a rare disease that affects the skin and mucous membranes; the reason of beginning is unknown)
  • Limited scleroderma
  • Lipoid necrobiosis diabetic (skin manifestations in patients with diabetes mellitus)
  • Radiation dermatitis
  • Scars (atrophic strip tension)
  • Reaction to the use of medicines (topical and “within the focal” steroids)


Which doctor should I contact if there is a Atrophy of skin

  • Dermatologist
  • Allergist (in allergic diseases)
  • Surgeon (at purulent process: carbuncle, boil, and others)
  • Infectionist (infectious diseases)
  • Orthopedist (with herpes zoster)
  • Oncologist (at neoplasms)


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