How is rosacea diagnosed?

Updated: Jun 03, 2021
  • Author: Agnieszka Kupiec Banasikowska, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The diagnosis of rosacea is made clinically, based on the 2016 global rosacea consensus that one diagnostic or two major phenotypes are required for the diagnosis of rosacea. A skin biopsy is sometimes performed to exclude other cutaneous diseases, such as lupus or sarcoidosis.

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.

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