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Rosacea key points test

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The following skin lesions are not due to rosacea: * Papules *! Comedones * Pustules * Telangiectasia Explanation: Rosacea results in erythema, papules, pustules, telangiectasia and oedema. Comedones are found in acne. Complications of rosacea may include: #! Blepharophyma #! Otophyma #! Rhinophyma #! Blepharitis 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.