Fast Five Quiz: Pathogenesis and Presentation of Rosacea

William D. James, MD


July 24, 2019

Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by flares of redness or flushing on the forehead, nose, cheeks, or chin. Clinical symptoms include erythema, telangiectasia, and an inflammatory papulopustular eruption similar to acne. Typically, symptoms don't appear until after 30 years of age. Flare-ups usually last for at least 3 months at a time, and symptom frequency can increase as patients become older. People of European decent with fair skin are disproportionately affected by this common condition.

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