Fast Five Quiz: Can You Recognize and Properly Treat Rosacea?

William James, MD; Steven Brett Sloan, MD


July 24, 2019

Patients are likely to have a background of facial flushing, often dating to childhood or the early teens. In adult life, flushing may be increasingly precipitated by hot drinks, heat, emotion, and other causes of rapid body temperature changes.

Erythema and telangiectasia are usually seen over the cheeks and the forehead. Inflammatory papules and pustules are predominantly observed over the nose, the forehead, and the cheeks. Ocular lymphedema may be prominent but is also uncommon.

For more on the presentation of rosacea, read here.


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