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Rosacea in Dark Skin

  • Uwe Wollina
  • Adebola Ogunbiyi
  • Shyam B. Verma
  • Karalikkattil T. Ashique
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Abstract

Rosacea is a common chronic inflammatory facial dermatosis, which mainly affects adults of Caucasian origin and among them mostly individuals with fair skin, as expressed by the term “blessing of the Celts” [1]. The ethnic background influences the prevalence and the frequency of the clinical subtypes of rosacea, possibly also any subjective symptoms and comorbidities. There is an impact of geographical and social factors as well. In contrast to Western countries, rosacea research in populations with dark skin is rudimental. However, despite all differences, the response of the disease to treatment is not dependent on patients’s skin type.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Wollina
    • 1
  • Adebola Ogunbiyi
    • 2
  • Shyam B. Verma
    • 3
  • Karalikkattil T. Ashique
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and AllergologyHospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Teaching Hospital of the Technical University of DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria
  3. 3.Nirvana Skin ClinicVadodaraIndia
  4. 4.Kims Alshifa HospitalMalappuramIndia

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