Pathogenesis

  • Gerd Plewig
  • Albert M. Kligman

Abstract

Virtually nothing is known about causation. Possibilities which have been discussed include gastrointestinal disease, hypertension, Demodex folliculorum mites, emotional stress, etc. None of them has been proved. Rosacea patients are constitutionally predisposed to blushing and flushing. Sunlight and heat are definitely contributing factors. The influence of heredity is moot, as is almost everything that has been written about etiology.

Keywords

Serotonin Histamine Prostaglandin Acne Flushing 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Plewig
    • 1
  • Albert M. Kligman
    • 2
  1. 1.Dermatologische Klinik und PoliklinikUniversität MünchenMünchen 2Germany
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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