Calculation Skills: Acne Rosacea

Nuttall, Dilyse orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0561-5229 (2016) Calculation Skills: Acne Rosacea. Nurse Prescribing, 14 (10). p. 483. ISSN 2052-2924

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2016) define acne rosacea as an inflammatory skin condition, which is chronic in nature. It can involve the forehead, eyes, nose, cheeks and chin. Signs and symptoms include thickened skin, telangiectasia, erythema, pustules, facial flushing, facial swelling and ocular rosacea (Culp and Scheinfeld, 2009). NICE (2016) identify that there are five key types of acne rosacea:
•Papulopustular rosacea, which presents as erythema to the centre of the face with papules and/or pustules

•Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, which presents as facial flushing, erythema to the centre of the face, with or without telangiectasia

•Ocular rosacea, presenting as inflammation of the eye and eyelid

•Granulomatous rosacea, which presents as hard, uniform papules, red, yellow or brown in colour

•Phymatous rosacea characterised by irregular, thickened skin.

Individuals can experience a number of types concurrently and with differing degrees of severity.

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