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Winter 2017, Vol. 25 No. 4

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2017) 25, 161-169

Original Article

Clinical indicators of rosacea progression: a topographic evaluation according to subtype and severity


JS Hong 洪宗秀, G Jo 曺光鉉, HS Park 朴炫宣, HS Yoon 尹鉉善, S Cho 趙昭衍


In this study, 704 patients were analyzed and classified into four subtypes (erythematotelangiectatic (ETR), papulopustular (PPR), combined (ETR + PPR), phymatous (PHY)). The most common subtype was ETR (55.7%), followed by combined type (22.6%). The cheek was the most commonly affected site (89.9%), followed by the nose (56.5% ), glabella (37.8%), nasolabial fold (17.2%) and periorbital area (9.8%). The glabella was significantly more frequently affected in the combined type (69.2%) than in ETR (28.3%), regardless of severity. The response rate was significantly different between ETR and combined type (10.9% vs 26.0%). In Korean patients with rosacea, pure PPR is much less common than the combined subtype. Glabellar and nasal involvement can be an early marker of subtype transition from ETR to the combined subtype.


Keywords: Prognosis of rosacea, rosacea progression, severity of rosacea, subtypes of rosacea, topographical difference

關鍵詞: 玫瑰痤瘡的預後、玫瑰痤瘡進展、玫瑰痤瘡的嚴重程度、玫瑰痤瘡的亞型、面部分佈差異