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December 04, 2021

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Acne Rosacea Papulopustular

Subtype 2: Papulopustular rosacea

Papulopustular rosacea is characterized by persistent central facial erythema with transient papules or pustules in a central facial distribution.

Erythema and telangiectasis are predominant in the early stages. Papules and pustules are found on the cheeks, nose and forehead. They may be especially prominent in the glabella region. The extent of involvement varies. Some patients have only a few lesions while others have many.

The papulopustular subtype resembles acne, except that comedones are absent in rosacea. Rosacea and acne may occur together. These patients may have the comedones seen in acne and papules and pustules seen in acne and rosacea. Burning and stinging is sometimes reported.

Telangiectases may be obscured by the erythema and become visible only after successful treatment.