Granulomatous rosacea

What is the cause of granulomatous rosacea?

The exact cause for granulomatous rosacea is unknown. Both genetic and non- genetic factors may be involved. These factors may include systemic steroids, topical steroids, UV radiation, heat, spicy food, alcohol, infectious organisms (mites, gut bacteria), and immune suppression. Genetic factors also seem to play a role

Last updated on 05-01-20

How can granulomatous rosacea be diagnosed?

Granulomatous rosacea can be difficult to diagnose because it can look like other skin conditions. The diagnosis is often made based on the symptoms and after other skin conditions have been ruled out. A skin biopsy may be done to look for characteristic skin findings seen in granulomatous rosacea.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How is granulomatous rosacea inherited?

The genetic factors contributing to granulomatous rosacea are not well understood. Having a family member with granulomatous rosacea increases the chance of developing this condition.

Last updated on 05-01-20

What is the long-term outlook for people with granulomatous rosacea?

The long-term outlook for people with granulomatous rosacea depends on the severity of symptoms and the response to treatment. Some people with this condition develop depression, low self-esteem and fear of social situations.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How many people have granulomatous rosacea?

The exact prevalence of granulomatous rosacea is unknown. It may account for about 10% of all types of rosacea.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might granulomatous rosacea be treated?

There is no standard treatment for granulomatous rosacea, but granulomatous rosacea is not treated differently than other forms of rosacea. Medications, including antibiotics, anti-inflammatories or isotretinoin may be used. In addition, this condition may be treated with light or laser therapies. People with granulomatous rosacea may be advised to avoid factors that may trigger the condition or make it worse, such as hot drinks, alcohol, sun exposure and hot temperature. Granulomatous rosacea is a long term (chronic) condition, and even with treatment, the symptoms may return.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Where To Start

Granulomatous Rosacea

The web site provides information about granulomatous rosacea. Click on the above link to access this information.

Last updated on 04-27-20

Name: American Academy of Dermatology 1445 New York Ave, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Toll Free: 888-462-DERM (3376) Fax : 847-240-1859 Email: Url:
Name: National Rosacea Society 196 James Street
Barrington, IL, 60010, United States
Phone: 888-NO-BLUSH Email: Url:
Vorvick LJ. Rosacea MedlinePlus. Updated Sept 26, 2017; Reference Link Rosacea Genetics Home Reference (GHR). Sept 2018; Reference Link Lee GL, Zirwas MJ. Granulomatous rosacea and Periorificial dermatitis: Controversies and Review of Management and Treatment Dermatol Clin. July 2015; 33(3). 447-455. Reference Link Gallo RL, Granstein RD, Kang S, Mannis M, Steinhoff M, Tan J, Thiboutot D. Standard Classification and pathophysiology of rosacea; The 2017 update by the National Rosacea Society Expert Committee J Am Acad Derm. Jan 2018; 78(1). 148-155. Reference Link

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