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What sort of problem is acne rosacea?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Cause unknown
Rosacea ('acne rosacea") is a fairly common inflammatory skin disorder that typically involves the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose.
Patients tend to develop redness associated with swelling, dilated capillaries (telangiectasia) and acne-like pimples. There can be associated warmth, itching, or a burning sensation. The cause is unknown but may be a genetic trait.

In brief: Cause unknown
Rosacea ('acne rosacea") is a fairly common inflammatory skin disorder that typically involves the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose.
Patients tend to develop redness associated with swelling, dilated capillaries (telangiectasia) and acne-like pimples. There can be associated warmth, itching, or a burning sensation. The cause is unknown but may be a genetic trait.
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dr. Frank Pinto
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Rosacea causes
Patients with rosacea also had greatly elevated levels of enzymes called stratum corneum tryptic enzymes (scte).
These enzymes turned the precursor into the disease-causing peptide. By injecting mice with the cathelicidin peptides found in rosacea, or adding scte, they increased inflammation in the mouse skin, thus proving that these abnormalities can cause the disease.

In brief: Rosacea causes
Patients with rosacea also had greatly elevated levels of enzymes called stratum corneum tryptic enzymes (scte).
These enzymes turned the precursor into the disease-causing peptide. By injecting mice with the cathelicidin peptides found in rosacea, or adding scte, they increased inflammation in the mouse skin, thus proving that these abnormalities can cause the disease.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Jane Chung
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many theories
Many theories means that there is no known cause for rosacea.
Any believe that rosacea may be a vascular disorder because of its association with flushing, redness and visible blood vessels. Some physicians have also speculated that flushing may involve the nervous system, since rosacea is often triggered or aggravated when patients are under emotional stress.

In brief: Many theories
Many theories means that there is no known cause for rosacea.
Any believe that rosacea may be a vascular disorder because of its association with flushing, redness and visible blood vessels. Some physicians have also speculated that flushing may involve the nervous system, since rosacea is often triggered or aggravated when patients are under emotional stress.
Dr. Jane Chung
Dr. Jane Chung
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