What is the rosacea?

Updated: Aug 14, 2018
  • Author: Agnieszka Kupiec Banasikowska, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Rosacea is a common condition characterized by symptoms of facial flushing and a spectrum of clinical signs, including erythema, telangiectasia, coarseness of skin, and an inflammatory papulopustular eruption resembling acne. [1, 2] See the images below.

Mild papules and erythema. Courtesy of DermNet New Mild papules and erythema. Courtesy of DermNet New Zealand (https://www.dermnetnz.org/imagedetail/2367).
Moderate papules and early pustules. Courtesy of D Moderate papules and early pustules. Courtesy of DermNet New Zealand (https://www.dermnetnz.org/imagedetail/2369).
Severe erythema, papules, and pustules. Courtesy o Severe erythema, papules, and pustules. Courtesy of DermNet New Zealand (https://www.dermnetnz.org/imagedetail/2371).

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