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Dermatology

Dermatology Dermatology

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease, which has a major impact on the quality of life of patients, though it is often underdiagnosed. It is characterised by centrofacial reddening, initially transient (flushing), that later becomes persistent, with the onset of telangiectasias (the so-called vascular spiders,small red veins in the cheeks and the nose), sometimes even with papulo-pustules (red spots with pus) similar to acne. 

How does it occur?

It usually fluctuates between periods of improvement and others of deterioration (known as the \"attacks\"). It usually occurs in people with fair skin, and it has a prevalence of 0.0% to 10% of the population. It usually occurs from 30 to 50 years of age and is more common in women than in men. Although its pathophysiology is uncertain, there is some individual susceptibility and different factors involving chronic inflammation and vascular response. Some factors that can stimulate or aggravate attacks are sun radiation, stress, spicy meals and microorganisms. 

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