Rosacea Fulminans

  • Gerd Plewig
  • Albert M. Kligman


This variant was first described by O’Leary and Kierland under the designation pyoderma faciale. It has been a matter of controversy ever since. One can say with certainty that it is neither a variant of acne nor a pyoderma. We interpret it to be an extreme form of rosacea conglobata. In analogy to its acne counterpart, acne fulminans, we opt to call it rosacea fulminans.


Systemic Steroid Extreme Form Longe History Main Location Controversial Aspect 
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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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