A closer look at the 4 clinical subtypes of rosacea

This inflammatory skin disorder has the potential to significantly affect quality of life, so early diagnosis is essential.

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder of unclear aetiology that commonly affects the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead with transient or persistent erythema, telangiectasia, or inflammatory acneiform papules and pustules.


The prevalence rate of rosacea in the general population has been estimated to range between 0.09 and 22%, although larger epidemiological studies provide a more modest prevalence of less than 3%.

Rosacea occurs more commonly in fair-skinned individuals of Celtic or northern European descent, and has an increased incidence in persons above the age