Stretch marks on the skin (striae atrophicae) may occur in anyone, particularly as a result of rapid growth during adolescence, pregnancy or marked weight gain or loss. People with Marfan syndrome are prone to develop stretch marks, often at an early age and without weight change. The marks tend to appear in body parts subject to stress, such as the shoulders, hips, and lower back.
- Do stretch marks pose a health risk?
- How are stretch marks treated in people with Marfan syndrome?
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