Rosacea

When flushing or 'sunburn' may be sight-threatening

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Abstract

The presentation of rosacea ranges from mild facial flushing to disfiguring rhinophyma. Typical signs include telangiectasia, erythema, edema, and papules or pustules. Ocular involvement is common; be on the alert for conjunctivitis and punctate keratopathy. If untreated, serious ocular complications - even blindness - can occur. The differential diagnosis includes SLE, acne vulgaris, seborrheic dermatitis, and local irritation or allergy. The first-line therapy for rosacea is oral tetracycline and topical metronidazole. Tell patients to avoid potential triggers, such as sun exposure, spicy foods, alcohol, and other vasodilators. Rosacea has been linked with Helicobacter pylori GI disease and sometimes responds to therapy for such disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1399-1403
Number of pages5
JournalConsultant
Volume36
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1996

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Sunburn
Rosacea
Rhinophyma
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Telangiectasis
Conjunctivitis
Metronidazole
Acne Vulgaris
Solar System
Blindness
Erythema
Tetracycline
Vasodilator Agents
Helicobacter pylori
Edema
Hypersensitivity
Differential Diagnosis
Alcohols
Food
Therapeutics

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Rosacea : When flushing or 'sunburn' may be sight-threatening. / Fitzgerald, Faith T.

In: Consultant, Vol. 36, No. 7, 07.1996, p. 1399-1403.

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