Rosacea

Etiology

  • Idiopathic inflammatory condition

Risk Factors

  • Age > 30
  • Women > men
  • Light skinned

Symptoms

  • Waxing and waning red patches, typically involving cheeks, nose, chin forehead and eyes
  • Sometimes flushing
  • Acne-like and can have pustules
  • Eye dryness, redness, itching, burning, tearing
  • Sometimes if untreated and advanced→ can lead to bumpy disfiguration of nose called rhinophyma

Physical Exam Findings

  • Telangiectasis
  • Red patches on cheeks, nose, chin, forehead and eyes
  • Can be pimple-like in appearance
  • Rhinophyma in advanced cases