Assessment and Management of Rosacea
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Rosacea encompasses a wide variety of clinical manifestations that vary in presentation and magnitude among different patients and at different points in time over the course of the ...
Rosacea encompasses a wide variety of clinical manifestations that vary in presentation and magnitude among different patients and at different points in time over the course of the disease. As this Clinical Case demonstrates, facial symptoms such as stinging or burning sensations can be physically bothersome, but it is the visible manifestations of rosacea that often have a profound negative impact on patients. A variety of treatments can help ameliorate signs and symptoms of rosacea.This Case Clinic, which focuses on the management of a patient with worsening rosacea, is the second in a series of 3 illustrating different clinical challenges in rosacea management that together fulfill the educational objectives outlined below. We urge you to complete all 3 case activities for the most complete educational experience.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:Describe current theories regarding the pathophysiology of rosaceaIdentify the spectrum of clinical signs and symptoms of rosacea, including its characteristic persistent facial erythemaAssess the risks, benefits, safety profile, and limitations of current and emerging treatments for rosaceaIndividualize rosacea treatment plans according to specific manifestations, symptom severity, and other patient characteristicsCounsel and educate patients with rosacea to ensure correct and consistent adherence to treatment recommendations
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