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Granulomatous rosacea

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What are the symptoms of granulomatous rosacea?

Granulomatous rosacea is characterized by hard, yellow, brown, or red cutaneous papules or nodules that may be severe and lead to scarring. These lesions tend to be less inflammatory than papules and pustules and sit upon relatively normal-appearing skin. They can vary in size among patients but are the same in each individual patient, and typically appear on the cheeks and periorificial areas. The presence of other rosacea signs is not needed for a diagnosis of the granulomatous rosacea variant.[1]
Last updated: 4/26/2010

  1. Wilkin J, Dahl M, Detmar M, et al.. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. April 2002; Accessed 4/26/2010.