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Correspondence
April 2004

Oral Use of Azithromycin for the Treatment of Acne Rosacea

Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(4):489-490. doi:10.1001/archderm.140.4.489

Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder affecting mostly adults. Extrafacial areas of involvement can lead to conjunctivitis. Rosacea is a common disorder, showing in one study a prevalence of about 10%, with women being affected more often than men. Inflammatory rosacea presents between the ages of 30 and 50 years, and tends to be chronic with frequent recurrences of papules and pustules. There is a correlation between severity of ocular rosacea and tendency to strong facial flushing. The cause of this disorder has been subject of wide opinions and speculations.13

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