acne rosacea


Examples of acne rosacea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So your acne will fit into several categories, like mild acne vulgaris, or severe acne rosacea. Angela Palmer Updated, Verywell Health, 5 July 2023 In a July 26 letter, the agency noted results of Phase 2 clinical test of a drug for treating acne rosacea had not been posted, even though the FDA contacted Accuitis last October about the issue. Ed Silverman, STAT, 1 Aug. 2021 The second type is papulopustular, or acne rosacea, and includes red bumps on the forehead and cheeks on a red, irritated-looking skin tone. Kirbie Johnson, Allure, 31 Mar. 2020

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Word History


borrowed from New Latin, "rose-colored acne"

First Known Use

circa 1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acne rosacea was circa 1813

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“Acne rosacea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

acne rosacea

ac·​ne ro·​sa·​cea ˌak-nē-rō-ˈzā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce acne rosacea (audio)
: rosacea
Rosacea is a common condition that usually begins after 30 years of age. It is so similar to acne in some individuals that it has been called acne rosacea. Skin lesions consist of erythematous papules, pustules, and telangiectasia. Facial flushing is a common feature.Mark Lebwohl, Scientific American Medicine
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