The great mimickers of rosacea

Jeannette Olazagasti, Peter Lynch, Nasim Fazel

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Abstract

Although rosacea is one of the most common conditions treated by dermatologists, it also is one of the most misunderstood. It is a chronic disorder affecting the central parts of the face and is characterized by frequent flushing; persistent erythema (ie, lasting for at least 3 months); telangiectasia; and interspersed episodes of inflammation with swelling, papules, and pustules. Understanding the clinical variants and disease course of rosacea is important to differentiate this entity from other conditions that can mimic rosacea. Herein we present several mimickers of rosacea that physicians should consider when diagnosing this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalCutis
Volume94
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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    Olazagasti, J., Lynch, P., & Fazel, N. (2014). The great mimickers of rosacea. Cutis, 94(1), 39-45.