Acne Rosacea Erythema Telangiectatic
Subtype 1: Erythema – telangiectatic rosacea
Erythema – telangiectatic rosacea is characterized by intermittent flushing and persistent central facial redness. They erythema may be localized or be extensive on the cheeks, nose and forehead. The appearance of telangiectases is common but not a constant feature. Central facial edema, stinging and burning sensations, and roughness or scaling may also be found.
A history of flushing alone is common among patients presenting with erythema – telangiectatic rosacea. Triggers include exposure to the sun, hot beverages, and alcohol consumption.
Patients are embarrassed about their facial flushing and erythema in social situations. The disease may progresses to a chronic inflammatory infiltrate with central facial papules and pustules. Rosacea patients may also be inaccurately viewed as abusers of alcohol. Patients may fear that they have systemic lupus.