Fast Five Quiz: Pathogenesis and Presentation of Rosacea

William D. James, MD


July 24, 2019

Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: The most predominant symptom of this subtype of rosacea is central facial flushing often accompanied by stinging or burning.

Papulopustular rosacea: This is the classic subtype of the disease. The predominant symptom consists of a reddening in the center of the face with small erythematous papules surmounted by pinpoint pustules.

Phymatous rosacea: Common symptoms of this rosacea subtype include thickening of the skin and irregular surface nodularities of the forehead, eyelids, nose, chin, and/or ear(s).

Ocular rosacea: Typical manifestations of this subtype are blepharitis and conjunctivitis, along with inflammation of the lids and meibomian glands, interpalpebral conjunctival hyperemia, and conjunctival telangiectasias.

Learn more about the subtypes of rosacea.


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