What is papulopustular rosacea (PPR)?

Updated: Aug 14, 2018
  • Author: Agnieszka Kupiec Banasikowska, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Papulopustular rosacea (PPR) is the classic presentation of rosacea. Patients are typically women of middle age who predominately present with a red central portion of their face that contains small erythematous papules surmounted by pinpoint pustules. One may elicit a history of flushing. Telangiectasias are likely present but may be difficult to distinguish from the erythematous background in which they exist.


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