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While rosacea may make some patients want to tear their proverbial hair out, a recent small study discovered a potential association between the disorder and a form of progressive hair loss in women.
Researchers have attempted to determine the global prevalence of this widespread disorder for the first time.
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.
While avoidance of trigger factors, gentle cleansing and a variety of medical therapies are among today’s options for controlling ocular rosacea, continuing research on its pathophysiology is uncovering potential avenues for the development of important new advances in its treatment, according to Dr. Edward Wladis, associate professor and vice-chairman of ophthalmology at Albany Medical College, in a recent article in the medical journal Survey of Ophthalmology.1
The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has awarded funding for three new studies, in addition to continuing support for three ongoing studies.
A recent study in the European Journal of Dermatology investigated the possible connection between rosacea and insulin resistance.
Researchers conducting a nationwide study in Denmark found that rosacea may be associated with increased risk of certain gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, but whether there is a cause-and-effect relationship is unknown.
The National Rosacea Society has awarded funding for three new studies, in addition to continuing support for two ongoing studies, as part of its research grants program. The purpose of the grant program is to increase knowledge and understanding of the causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its management, prevention or potential cure.
Two recent small studies on ocular rosacea yielded new findings that help in understanding its manifestations as well as the disease process.
Researchers at Kirikkale University in Turkey found that despite a high incidence of dry eye in individuals with rosacea, corneal and conjunctival sensitivity were not significantly different from those of the eyes of individuals without the disorder. This is the first time to their knowledge that such a study has been conducted.1