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A chronic dermatitis of the face, especially of the nose and cheeks, caused by dilation of capillaries and characterized by a red or rosy coloration and acnelike pimples. Also called acne rosacea.

[New Latin (acne) rosācea, rose-colored (acne), from Latin, feminine of rosāceus, made of roses; see rosaceous.]


(Pathology) a chronic inflammatory disease causing the skin of the face to become abnormally flushed and sometimes pustular. Also called: acne rosacea


(roʊˈzeɪ ʃi ə)

chronic acne affecting the nose, forehead, and cheeks, characterized by red pustular lesions. Also called acne rosacea.
[1825–35; < New Latin (acnē) rosācea rose-colored]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rosacea - a skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearancerosacea - a skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance
acne - an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones


n (fam) acné m&f rosácea, rosácea (fam) (V. también acne.)
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Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects 16 million Americans each year, and Bayer Healthcare's Rosacea Concierge initiative provides continued assistance with the disease state.
Rosacea is a persistent and recurrent inflammatory condition of the middle face as a rule.
Despite its being one of the most common skin disorders affecting more than 16 million Americans, the pathogenesis of rosacea remains uncertain and controversial.
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com)-- Rosacea is a common, highly-visible, skin condition which causes areas of redness to appear on the nose, cheeks, chin or forehead.
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Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory and vascular condition of the face and eyes characterized by persistent erythema, flushing, inflammatory lesions and visible blood vessels that affects at least 16 million Americans(1) and with estimates of prevalence ranging from less than 1% to more than 20% of the adult population in other countries globally.
La rosacea es un trastorno acneiforme cronico ocasionado por alteraciones vasomotoras y disfuncion de las glandulas sebaceas de la piel que afecta principalmente la cara y la region ocular, con ciertas manifestaciones clinicas tipicas que la caracterizan y de las cuales depende su diagnostico.
Our patient had rosacea, an inflammatory condition of the skin that typically affects the convex portions of the central face.
Obesity was associated with a significantly higher risk of rosacea, compared with a healthy weight, particularly when the weight was gained after age 18 years, according to an analysis of data from the Nurses Health Study II.
A Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition of the face, occurring most commonly after midlife and in fair-complexioned people of Irish, Scottish, or English descent.
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