by Carlo Raj, MD

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    With the rosacea, you have a myriad of presentations. You may have what’s known as your rhinophyma. And if you take a look at the nose here, and if you take a look at it on closer examination, you’ll notice that there is absolutely no comedone. And on top of that, there’s erythema in the background of telangiectasia. How is rosacea being triggered? You’re looking for spices, maybe alcohol or maybe stress. So, every so often with my medical students, obviously, a lot of stress in our particular profession. No doubt. And so therefore, many of these students end up having rosacea, and you can tell by looking at the nose, it becomes reddened, but they’re not alcoholics. So therefore, there has been a stereotype where we find a bulbous nose or rhinophyma, in which the patient is embarrassed that people may think that he or she is an alcoholic. Not always the case, keep that in mind. Demographics: When do you find rosacea? Adulthood. More often of those of Northern European descent, and women are affected much more so than men. And if it is men, then as I showed you a picture earlier, it’s the rhinophyma that you’re paying attention to. You know what rhino- means, rhinoplasty so on and so forth. It’s the nose undergoing erythematous telangiectasia type of changes. Acne rosacea is the full name. I have abbreviated it for you for convenience sake as rosacea. Keep in mind that this is going to be a differential for acne vulgaris. As we travel through our course in dermatology, you’re going to have this long list of differentials in which you will be able to clearly rule things in or rule things out. And man, let me tell you, that is such a good feeling. Etiology: poorly...

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    The lecture Rosacea by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Inflammatory Skin Diseases.

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    By Lindsey S. on 25. February 2017 for Rosacea

    I liked this video much better than the last. :) Maybe it's because he starts to feel more comfortable in front of the camera.

    Very good way of teaching and explanation is clear to the key points
    By Nourhan B. on 19. February 2017 for Rosacea

    Very good way of teaching and explanation is clear to the key points, thank you Dr.Carlo Raj!