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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,014
Online ISSN 1827-1820
Fabrizio PRESTA, Micol DEL GIGLIO, Giampiero GIROLOMONI
Section of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
The case of a 45 years old woman with lipoatrophia semicircularis is presented showing a typical semicircular depressions of the anterolateral aspects of the thighs. The lesion regressed after avoiding the pressing of the thighs against the desk edge. A PubMed search disclosed 125 cases of lipoatrophia semicircularis reported in details. More then 90% were middle aged women. Repeated external microtraumatisms was the most common cause. The few cases biopsied revealed a localized lipoatrophy. Avoiding microtraumatisms resulted in a complete remission of lipoatrophia semicircularis in most cases.