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Laceration scar. Laceration (cut) scar on the shin of an 86-year-old woman, two weeks after the injury occured. The patient has been on long-term steroid use for polymyalgia rheumatica, a rheumatic disorder. One of the common side-effects of long- term topical steroid use is the thinning of the skin.
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