Rosacea fulminans in pregnancy - Case report and review of the literature


Ferahbas A., Utas S. , Mistik S. , Uksal U. , Peker D.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY, vol.7, no.2, pp.141-144, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.2165/00128071-200607020-00007
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-144

Abstract

Rosacea fulminans is a rare disease of unknown cause which occurs exclusively in women years after adolescence. Although the etiology is unknown, immunologic, hormonal, and vascular factors have been suggested. When rosacea fulminans occurs during pregnancy and in women taking oral contraceptive pills, hormonal factors may be a trigger. Rosacea fulminans is localized specifically to the face, with the chin, cheeks, and forehead bearing the brunt of the attack. A dull red, cyanotic erythema of all involved facial areas, extending beyond the inflammatory nodules, is typical.