Rosacea in skin of color is uncommon but not rare, according to Dr. Andrew Alexis, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University, during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
“The features of rosacea – transient redness that becomes more permanent – may be subtle and difficult to detect, especially on an individual with very dark skin,” he said. But patients may report flushing or a sensation of warmth in response to typical rosacea trigger factors as well as an intolerance of many products applied to facial skin, he noted.
“The key is to look carefully and to take a thorough history,” he said.
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