European Journal of Dermatology


Cutaneous lesions caused by mechanical injury Volume 25, numéro 2, April 2015


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1 Department of Dermato-cancerology,
Hotel Dieu, Place Alexis Ricordeau,
44093 Nantes, France
2 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine,
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Ferrara,
Ferrara, Italy
3 Clínica Dermatologica de Moragas,
Barcelona, Spain
4 Saint Jacques Clinical Centre,
Paris, France
5 Goethe-Universität, Clinical Centre for Dermatology,
Venereology and Allergology, Frankfurt am Main,
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In 1975, Mills and Kligman used the term ‘acne mechanica’ for the first time,to define inflammatory cutaneous lesions that resulted from mechanical injury. For the authors, acne mechanica designated local exacerbations in acne patients due to pressure, friction, rubbing, squeezing or stretching. They identified diverse precipitating causes of stress, including articles of clothing (tight straps and belts), recreational accoutrements (football shoulder pads), or occupational pressure, [...]