Gibson, Lawrence E.
September 2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p1192
Academic Journal
The article focuses on skin infection called Rosacea, affecting primarily the central facial area. Although rosacea is seen most often in persons of Celtic origins with fair complexion, it occurs in all races of people across all skin pigment types. The 3 components of rosacea are redness of the skin with or without flushing, telangiectasias, and acne. Triggering factors include stress, alcohol consumption, environmental exposures, and certain foods. The differential diagnosis of rosacea includes acne vulgaris, lupus erythematosus, photosensitive disorders and other causes of flushing, such as the decrease of hormones during menopause, or other metabolic or endocrine diseases.


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