A new case of semicircular lipoatrophy associated with repeated external microtraumas and review of the literature.

@article{GmezEspejo2005ANC,
  title={A new case of semicircular lipoatrophy associated with repeated external microtraumas and review of the literature.},
  author={Carmen G{\'o}mez-Espejo and Ana Mar{\'i}a P{\'e}rez-Bernal and Francisco Miguel Camacho-Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={459-61}
}
We present a new case of semicircular lipoatrophy whose lesions disappeared after 2 months of avoiding a repeated trauma in that area. It seems that this is the only associated aetiological factor, and this entity is perhaps a consequence of certain postural habits. The repeated microtraumas would damage the fatty tissue giving rise to the histopathological findings described, which are compatible with traumatic panniculitis. In conclusion, repeated microtraumas may be the aetiological factor… CONTINUE READING