A survey by the National Rosacea Society found that men with rosacea were more than twice as likely as their female counterparts to develop rhinophyma
, an enlargement of the nose that gives it a bulbous appearance.
They found that 60 percent of villains had a dermatological condition, such as alopecia, facial scars, warts or rhinophyma
, a rare skin disorder that affects the nose.
On first appearance, the lesions can be mistaken for benign ones, such as cellulitis, hemangioma, rosacea, and rhinophyma
(hyperplasia of soft tissue), telangiectasia, and tendency to experience facial flushing
(disfigured nose due to rosacea, ablative lasers are recommended to correct the disfigurement.
You can also get dilation of the blood vessels, and in worse cases, dilated lymphatics which is associated with reddened, facial swelling like rhinophyma
- an enlarged, swollen, red nose," explains Dr Friedmann.
Classical morphology rosacea frequent subtypes are the erythematotelangiectatic (ET) rosacea and the papulopustular (PP) rosacea , while the other anatomoclinical forms are the granulomatous (or lupoid) rosacea, the phymatous rosacea or rhinophyma
, and rosacea fulminans or pyoderma faciale .
Sebaceous hyperplasia resembles rhinophyma
, in which the sebaceous gland hyperplasia is associated with perifollicular inflammation and dermal fibrosis.
Ensuite surviennent des boutons rouges, plus ou moins pustuleux sur un fond violace, forme extreme de la rosacee et en dernier lieu le nez peut se deformer pour aboutir au rhinophyma
Key words: Sebaceous carcinoma, nasal deformity, rhinophyma
Given the psychological impact and biases caused by rosacea, as well as the possibility of severe sequelae such as ocular complications and rhinophyma
, accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment are warranted for all patients.
This is called rhinophyma
and is not to be confused with the kind of redness and swelling on the nose caused by alcoholism.