What causes rosacea?

Updated: Aug 14, 2018
  • Author: Agnieszka Kupiec Banasikowska, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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A rosacealike syndrome (including perioral dermatitis) can result from the indiscriminate use of potent corticosteroids on the face. A number of aggravating factors may be recognized. Excess wind and UV light (weathering) exposure may accelerate the disease process. See Pathophysiology for more information.


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