Acne Rosacea: Causes, Treatments, Preventions




Acne rosacea is a chronic and progressive dermatosis characterized by flushing, erythema, edema, papules and pustules, telangiectasia and potential hyperplasia over the central portion of the face such as forehead, cheek, nose and chin associated with ocular symptoms.

The cause of rosacea is unknown but it is commonly thought to be of vascular origin, however the presence of Helicobacter pylori infection, the gastrointestinal disease and the hair follicle mite, Demodex folliculorum which is ubiquitous obligatory ectoparasite of man are debatable issues been examined as a potential contributing factor to rosacea.




The diagnostic markers for identification of acne rosacea are primary features including flushing, nontransient erythema, papules and pustules, telangiectasia and secondary features include burning or stinging, plaque, dry appearance, edema, ocular manifestations peripheral locations and phymatous changes

Rosacea is characterized by period of remission and relapses in three different stages and before initiation of first stage symptoms become evident a pre rosacea stage can be identified in susceptible individuals these are frequent flushing, erythema or irritation in response to topical medications especially anti acne therapies.




Acne rosaceahas been classified by the National Rosacea Society into 4 subtypes namely erythematotelangiectatin rosacea, papulopustular rosacea, phymatous rosacea and ocular rosacea and one variant that is Granulomatous rosacea.

There are different therapies for acne rosacea from avoidances of triggering factors like trauma, sun exposure or exposure to irritants like soap and benozyl peroxide to different combinations of topical and oral therapy and cosmetic surgery for telangiectasia and rhinophyma which do not respond to medical therapy.

The Symptoms and Causes of Rosacea
The cause of rosacea is unknown but is commonly thought to be of vascular origin because of clinical association with flushing...

Diagnosis of Rosacea
The diagnostic markers for identification of rosacea are primary and secondary features.

The Symptoms and Causes of Rosacea
The National Rosacea Society has developed a standard classification system that can serve which type of rosacea you have. The classification systems defines 4 subtypes and 1 variant of rosacea.

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