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rosacea, a chronic skin condition involving inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, or eyelids. Rosacea may appear as redness, prominent spider-like blood vessels, swelling, or skin eruptions similar to acne. Granulomatous rosacea appears to be a distinctive papular form of rosacea that is found primarily across the upper part of the face, particularly around the eyes and the nose. These discrete papules may appear as yellowish-brown hard nodules, and may be accompanied by marked erythema. Granulomatous rosacea can often be difficult to differentiate from other facial granulomatous dermatoses of unknown cause, especially lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei (LMDF). Granulomatous rosacea has been reported primarily in middle-aged women, and in association with immunosuppression and constitutes about 10% of all cases of rosacea. This pattern of rosacea is sometimes associated with scarring and may be resistant to conventional treatment.Granulomatous rosacea is a variant of
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