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Which laser is used to recontour fibrotic rhinophyma?

CO2 laser; it's the only established method of improving fibrotic rhinophyma


Are the effects of isotretinoin on rosacea long lasting the way they are in acne patients?

No; most patients require longterm oral tetracyclines to maintain remission after treatment with isotretinoin


Pediatric patients with childhood granulomatous periorificial dermatitis can't be treated with tetracycline due to the risk of teeth staining. What oral antibiotic should be used instead?



Is topical tretnoin (a comedolytic) helpful in treating rosacea?

Yes, even though there are no comedones in rosacea. It may work through its effects on the elastolysis seen in chronic rosacea


Is azelaic acid cream as effective as topical metronidazole for treating rosacea?

Yes, it appears to be as effective as topical metronidazole


What's the name for the eponymously named syndrome, presumed to be AD, where patients develop early-onset rosacea-like facial dermatosis, plus comedones, pitted atrophy, and small papules?

Haber syndrome
*In some patients there's an overlap with Dowling-Degos disease


What's the name of the rosacea that often clinically overlaps with granulomatous rosacea, has a predilection for the periorbital region, and is characterized histologically by granulomas with central caseation necrosis?

Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei
*Despite the granulomas with central caseation, there's no relationship to Mycobacterium tuberculosis


What is the other name for ulerythema ophryogenes?

Keratosis pilaris atrophicans faciei
*Follicular atrophy and scarring alopecia of the eyebrows is typical


What is the pathogenesis of rosacea?

Multifactorial. Vasodilation, hyperirrtability, organisms (Demodex folliculorum, Propionibacterium acnes), neurologic diseases, drugs, ?UV light, ?photodamage, vasoactive tumors/disorders


What are the 4 subtypes of rosacea?

1) erythematotelangiectatic, 2) papulopustular, 3) phymatous, 4) ocular


What are the primary features of rosacea?

Flushing, non transient erythema, papules/pustules/ telangiectasia


What is the diagnostic criteria for rosacea?

1 or more primary features


What is the pathogenesis for ocular rosacea?

Meibomian gland impaction leads to decreased lipid in the tear film, greater tear evaporation, and subsequent irritability of the eye. ?Elevated epithelium-derived protease activity


What are some ocular symptoms of rosacea?

Symptoms range from a sensation of dryness or tired eyes to edema, tearing, pain, blurry vision, styes, chalazia and corneal damage


What might you see on physical examination of the eyes in a patient with ocular rosacea?

Blepharitis, conjunctivitis, chronic edema, meibomian impaction, styes, keratitis, corneal neovascularization, corneal ulceration, rupture, ectropion


What are the first line treatment options for patients for rosacea?

Topical metronidazole, sodium sulfacetamide with sulfur, azelaic acid, benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin. Oral tetracycline, minocycline. All are of Level 1 evidence