Classification of Rosacea

A standard classification system for rosacea was published in 2002 to aid research and clinical diagnosis, and to provide standard terminology. In 2017, a new standard classification and pathophysiology of rosacea has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, accompanied by a commentary on rosacea comorbidities and future research. Developed by a consensus committee and review panel of 28 rosacea experts worldwide, the updated system is based on the substantial advances in the understanding of rosacea gained through scientific investigations over the last 15 years.

Visit JAAD.org to read the 2017 standard classification and pathophysiology of rosacea and commentary on rosacea comorbidities and future research online.

Click here to view the 2002 standard classification system online, or download the PDF version (requires Acrobat Reader).

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This material may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher. Reproduced from Wilkin J, Dahl M, Detmar M, Drake L, et al. Standard classification of rosacea: Report of the National Rosacea Society Expert Committee on the Classification and Staging of Rosacea. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2002; 46:584-587 with permission from Mosby, Inc.