Although rosacea rarely appears in children, its potential occurrence should be considered during medical examinations because of the possible severity of ocular (eye) involvement, according to a report in the February 2008 issue of the Archives of Dermatology. Researchers Dr. Mélanie Chamaillard and colleagues at the National Reference Center for Rare Skin Disorders, Bordeaux, France, suggested that an ophthalmologic (eye) examination be carried out for all children with skin signs of rosacea.
The Frequently Asked Questions section of Rosacea.org has been updated and expanded to include new information on rosacea and answers to additional questions. To view the new rosacea FAQs, click here. This section was reviewed and edited by Dr. Mark Dahl, chairman of dermatology at the Mayo Clinic Arizona, former president of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the National Rosacea Society medical advisory board.
As rosacea becomes more familiar to the public, the "frequently asked questions" about the condition have evolved. So, the National Rosacea Society has updated the FAQ page on rosacea.org with new questions, including:
The Winter 2008 Rosacea Review is now online at rosacea.org.
Although surveys have found rosacea can inflict significant damage to quality of life and emotional well-being as it becomes increasingly severe, medical help is available to control or prevent its potentially devastating effects on facial appearance. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the warning signs of this chronic and conspicuous disorder of the facial skin, now estimated to affect more than 14 million Americans.
Rosacea can be a trying condition under the best of circumstances, but it can be particularly vexing to women during menopause and even their monthly cycle.
Many women report more flushing episodes and increased numbers of bumps and pimples during these times, according to Dr. Wilma Bergfeld, head of the clinical research section of the dermatology department at Cleveland Clinic and former president of the American Academy of Dermatology.
The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced that four new studies have been awarded funding as part of its research grants program to advance scientific knowledge of the potential causes and other key aspects of this chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.
The Fall 2007 Rosacea Review is now online at rosacea.org.
A new booklet for patients, "Managing Rosacea," is now available to National Rosacea Society (NRS) members. The new publication gives tips on what to tell your doctor, describes management options for each subtype and provides guidance on lifestyle and personal care. Members may obtain a free copy -- via postal mail -- by emailing a request to the NRS at email@example.com, or by calling 1-888-NO-BLUSH toll free.
Although they are normal inhabitants of human skin and cannot be seen, microscopic mites known as Demodex folliculorum may actually be something to blush about, as a new study funded by the National Rosacea Society demonstrated for the first time that these invisible organisms may be a cause or exacerbating factor in rosacea.
Special care may be needed for rosacea patients with severe forms of ocular rosacea (eye symptoms), according to Dr. Sandra Cremers, instructor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. As part of a National Rosacea Society (NRS) research grant, she recently developed a scoring system to identify severe cases of this rosacea subtype, which may affect half of all rosacea patients.
The Summer 2007 Rosacea Review is now online at rosacea.org.
The incidence of rosacea may be higher than widely believed, according to a preliminary study presented at the recent rosacea research workshop, sponsored by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) during the annual Society for Investigative Dermatology meeting. In addition, an ongoing Irish study found similar prevalence rates of subtype 2 (papulopustular) rosacea in both indoor and outdoor workers.
Results of research sponsored by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) on cathelicidins as a causal factor in rosacea were recently published in Nature Medicine, a leading journal on biomedical science. News coverage of the study, including comments from the lead researcher Dr. Richard Gallo and NRS medical advisory board chairman Dr. Jonathan Wilkin, can be viewed here, and an abstract of the article is available here.
New grants are available from the National Rosacea Society (NRS) in 2007 to support research into the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea, a chronic and often life-disruptive disorder of the facial skin and eyes, now estimated to affect 14 million Americans. The awarding of five research grants totaling $125,000 was announced earlier this year.
The Spring 2007 issue of Rosacea Review is now online at rosacea.org.
New clues to help unlock the mystery of rosacea were identified in a recent study in which researchers used advanced technology to evaluate the skin of patients successfully treated with pulsed dye lasers (PDL) or intense pulsed light (IPL).
The angst and embarrassment of adolescence often come roaring back in adulthood with the red-faced symptoms of rosacea, a widespread but poorly understood facial disorder now estimated to affect 14 million Americans.
As the National Rosacea Society (NRS) marks its 15th anniversary in 2007, we are pleased to report the immense progress that has been made in achieving our mission of improving the lives of people with rosacea through awareness, education and support of medical research on this widespread but poorly understood disorder.
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