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What is Rosacea?

…ue to chronic keratitis. Patients with rosacea commonly report flushing as a preceding symptom and identify clear triggers of flushing: sun exposure, stress, hot and cold weather, temperature changes, physical exercise, hot beverages, alcohol consump…

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Erythema in Rosacea

Current treatment of erythema in rosacea This type has traditionally been treated with avoidance of flushing, photoprotection, and surgical strategies including electrosurgery or laser therapies to treat the erythema and telangiectasias.  Laser the…

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Living with Rosacea

…as psychological impact resulting from persistent erythema or flushing.  Key factors include pruritus burning sensitive skin stinging cosmetic intolerance pain Age/ age of onset, gender (female), presence of flushing, need for ongoing treatment,…

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Ocular Inflammation

The Problem | Review of the literature | Integration | Conclusion | References   The Problem It is well known that rosacea often affects not only the skin of the face, but also the eye. For a student of dermatology it is extremely difficult to…

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Bibliography

Fowler J et al (2013) Efficacy and safety of once-daily topical brimonidine tartrate gel 0.5% for the treatment of moderate to severe facial erythema of rosacea: results of two randomized double-blind, vehicle-controlled pivotal studies, JDD, 12(6):…

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Papulopustular Subtype

Characterized by papules and pustules often on a blush of erythema primarily affecting the nose, cheeks, and forehead.  Predilection of lesions on the central aspect of the face, sometimes with central facial edema.  Associated with flushing. This…

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Erythemato-telangiectatic (E-T) Subtype

Characterized by diffuse erythema and telangiectasias on the cheeks, forehead, dorsal nose, or entire face. Patients often complain of intolerance or sensitivity to topical products and cosmetics. Though considered the mildest form of rosacea, the…