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Rosacea

  • Joseph BikowskiEmail author
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Abstract

Rosacea, a chronic, inflammatory skin condition, is estimated to affect ten million Americans [1]. Characterized by a centrofacial distribution of acneiform papules and pustules, diffuse erythema, and frequently but not always telangiectases [2], rosacea is a highly visible disease that has been associated with negative influences on affected individuals’ quality of life [3, 4]. Although the disease is generally thought to be of primarily cosmetic consequence, patients have reported stinging and pain associated with rosacea [5], and functional impairments may result from severe rhinophyma [6]. A number of treatment options are available—both topical and systemic—for the management of rosacea in its various presentations. With a proper diagnosis, a rational therapeutic strategy, and supportive skin care and patient education, control of rosacea is possible.

Keywords

Azelaic Acid Seborrheic Dermatitis Facial Erythema Vermillion Border Topical Metronidazole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bikowski Skin Care CenterSewickleyUSA

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