What is phymatous rosacea?

Updated: Aug 14, 2018
  • Author: Agnieszka Kupiec Banasikowska, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Phymatous rosacea is defined as marked skin thickenings and irregular surface nodularities of the nose, chin, forehead, one or both ears, and/or the eyelids. Four distinct histologic variants can occur with rhinophyma (associated changes of the nose) that include glandular, fibrous, fibroangiomatous, and actinic. The mainstays of treatment are isotretinoin topical application and surgical correction. This varies from other rosacea subtypes.


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