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Kara Deal Learning Issue:  Rosacea Definition Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder characterized by papules  and pustules affecting the face and often associated with  flushing and erythema. Rosacea can be classified into four major subtypes: 1. Erythematotelengiectatic: erythema in central part of  face, telangiectasia, flushing 2. Papulopustular: presence of dome-shaped  erythematous papules and small pustules, in addition to  facial erythema, flushing, and telangiectasia 3. Phymatosis: presence of thickened skin with prominent  pores that may affect the nose (rhinophyma), chin  (gnathophyma), forehead (metophyma), eyelids  (blepharophyma), and ears (otophyma) 4. Ocular: conjunctival injection, sensation of foreign body  in the eye, telangiectasia and erythema of lid margins,  scaling.      Causes Unknown. Hot drinks, alcohol, and sun exposure may accentuate the  erythema by causing vasodilation of the skin. Flare-ups may also result from reactions to medications (e.g.,  simvastatin, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors,  vasodilators, fluorinated corticosteroids), stress, extreme heat  or cold, wind, humidity, strenuous exercise, spicy drinks, 
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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