Follicular skin diseases
Rosacea key points test
To make sure you have understood the key points of this section, choose the best option(s):
The following skin lesions are not due to rosacea:
Explanation: Rosacea results in erythema, papules, pustules, telangiectasia and oedema. Comedones are found in acne.
Complications of rosacea may include:
Explanation: Rosacea is a common cause of chronic blepharitis and may cause localised swelling ("-phyma") of facial structures.
Which of the following are effective treatments for rosacea?
#! Metronidazole gel
# Betamethasone valerate cream
#! Azelaic acid cream
#! Minocycline capsules
Explanation: Effective treatment for rosacea includes topical metronidazole and azelaic acid and oral antibiotics. It is significantly aggravated by topical steroids such as betamethasone valerate.