Archives of Dermatological Research

, Volume 269, Issue 3, pp 269–273 | Cite as

Flushing in rosacea: An experimental approach

  • Aurora Parodi
  • Marcella Guarrera
  • A. Rebora
Original Contributions


A simple method is described which causes rosacea patients to flush. This flush is experienced similarly to the flush which occurs spontaneously and its intensity can be measured and monitored wuantitatively. Therefore, it can be used as a suitable experimental tool to measure and compare the inhibitory effects of some drugs, as well as the fluctuations of the blood level of certain chemical vasoactive mediators.

Key words

Rosacea Flush 


Es wird eine einfache Methode zur Erzeugung des Flushsyndroms beim Rosaceakranken beschrieben. Dieser Flush ist dem spontanen Flush ähnlich. Seine Intensität kann durch Erfassung der Hauttemperatur gemessen werden. Diese Methode ist dazu geeignet, um die Inhibitionswirkungen einiger Arzneien und vasoaktiver Substanzen zu studieren und zu vergleichen.


Rosaceakranken Flush 


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© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aurora Parodi
    • 1
  • Marcella Guarrera
    • 1
  • A. Rebora
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinica Dermosifilopatica II, Viale Benedetto XVUniversità die GenovaGenovaItaly

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