Steroid atrophy in Adult
This condition is also observed with increased endogenous production of glucocorticoids, such as in Cushing disease.
L90.9 – Atrophic disorder of skin, unspecified
79983002 – Steroid atrophy
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Consider various possible causes (eg, pregnancy, weightlifting, rapid growth, topical or systemic steroids, recent marked weight gain).
- Steroid atrophy has none of the epidermal scaling seen in inflammatory diseases.
- Radiation-induced changes (radiation dermatitis)
- Chronic sun damage
- Burn scar (see scar)
- Lipoatrophy associated with insulin injections
- Lichen sclerosus
Drug Reaction Data