Post-injection subcutaneous atrophy

Stefano Cambiaghi, L. Maffeis, V. Boneschi, A. M. Fagnani

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No aggressive surgical therapy is usually needed in young patients with post-injection lipoatrophy, due to its benign, self-healing clinical course. Here is reported the case of a 5-year-old girl who developed a severe subcutaneous atrophy with centrifugal extension in the gluteal region at the site of intramuscular injection of lincomycin plus dexamethasone. The lesions regressed almost completely 6 months later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


  • Lipoatrophy
  • Lipodystrophy
  • Steroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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