Did you know that rosacea can affect the eyes as well as the skin?
Published by the National Rosacea Society.
Editor: Dr. Lynn Drake, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School.
Managing Editor: Andrew Huff.
Rosacea Review is a newsletter published by the National Rosacea Society for people with rosacea. The newsletter covers information pertaining to the disease and its control, including news on research, results of patient surveys, success stories, lifestyle and environmental factors, and tips on managing its signs and symptoms. To receive Rosacea Review by mail, please join the NRS. You can also sign up to receive the newsletter by email.
A new standard classification and pathophysiology of rosacea was recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology based on the substantial advances in the understanding of rosacea gained through scientific investigations over the last 15 years.
“There now appears to be substantial evidence that the innate immune system is playing a role in rosacea.”
Physicians at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting recently discussed new research on rosacea and its treatment.
Dr. Yolanda Helfrich, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Michigan, provided an overview of new research, including the recently published update to the standard classification and pathophysiology of rosacea, and reviewed the new diagnostic criteria, and briefed physicians on lookalikes to rosacea’s redness, including visible blood vessels from sun damage.
A recent National Rosacea Society survey found that most of the patients surveyed had seen success avoiding flare-ups by altering their diet.
A recent NRS-supported study in twins has found a significant correlation between severity of rosacea and facial bacterial dysbiosis, potentially providing a basis for future research into what causes rosacea and how to treat it.
April was designated as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public on this often life-disruptive condition affecting more than 16 million Americans.