Feature Article: Rosacea and Its Systemic Co-morbidities and Associations

By - AMS posted Oct 06, 2021 01:17 PM


Firas Al-Niaimi, MD and Wassim Taktouk, MD discuss the  links between rosacea and other systems within the body, including the gut, cardiovascular diseases and the respiratory system

ROSACEA IS A COMMON inflammatory skin condition with a high prevalence among the western population and, in particular, white female women aged between 20–45 years1. While the signs and symptoms predominantly appear on the central part of the face (mid-forehead, nose, and medial cheeks), there has been increasing interest and emerging evidence linking it with other organ systems and co-morbidities beyond simply just the skin. The question one could pose is whether rosacea is a cutaneous-limited disease or one with systemic involvement or 
perhaps a manifestation of a wider systemic inflammation?

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