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Vol. 15. Issue 6.
Pages e122-e124 (November - December 2019)
Case report
DOI: 10.1016/j.reuma.2017.09.002
Treatment of Persistent Cutaneous Atrophy After Corticosteroid Injection With Fat Graft
Tratamiento de la atrofia e hipopigmentación cutánea secundaria a infiltración de corticosteroides con injerto de grasa
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Nádia Martinsa,b,
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nadia_filipaem@hotmail.com

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, Joaquim Polido-Pereiraa, Manuel Caneirac, João Eurico Fonsecaa
a Rheumatology and Metabolic Bone Diseases Department, Hospital de Santa Maria, CHLN, Lisbon, Portugal
b Rheumatology Department, Hospital de São Teotónio, CHTV, Viseu, Portugal
c Plastic Surgery Department, Hospital de Santa Maria, CHLN, Lisbon, Portugal
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Subcutaneous fat atrophy and hypopigmentation are potential adverse side effects of local corticosteroid injection that may resolve spontaneously within 1–2 years. This report shows that fat grafting provides a simple, effective and safe correction of corticosteroid induced cutaneous atrophy with very satisfying esthetic and functional results.

Keywords:
Fat graft
Subcutaneous fat atrophy
Hypopigmentation
Corticosteroid injections
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La atrofia de la grasa subcutánea y la despigmentación de la piel son efectos secundarios adversos potenciales de la inyección local de corticosteroides que pueden resolverse espontáneamente en 1-2 años. Este caso muestra que el injerto de grasa proporciona una corrección simple, eficaz y segura de estas complicaciones con resultados estéticos y funcionales muy satisfactorios.

Palabras clave:
Injerto de grasa
Atrofia de la grasa subcutánea
Hipopigmentación
Inyecciones de corticosteroides

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