Acne rosacea

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Acne rosacea
Mediscan / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: ATB3C6
This is a photogaph of a patient with acne rosacea a chronic acneiform disorder affecting both the skin and the eye Clinical findings are usually limited to the sun exposed areas of the face and chest and include mid facial erythema telangiectasias papules and pustules and sebaceous gland hypertrophy Rosacea is characterized by episodic flushing of affected areas which may be associated with consumption of alcohol hot drinks or spicy foods During inflammatory episodes affected areas of the skin primarily the convexities of the face develop swelling papules and pustules The skin lesions are notable for the absence of comedones which distinguishes this disorder from acne vulgaris
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