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Rembrandt suffered from rosacea

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Rosacea isn't only a problem for modern times. It's believed that 17th century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn was another famous face with rosacea. The diagnosis actually came centuries after his death. In 1997, a researcher from Georgetown University poured over Rembrandt's detailed 1659 self-portrait. He reported in the British medical journal The Lancet that the masterpiece painter had an enlarged nose, visible blood vessels, and pimples in many areas of the face — all signs of advanced rosacea.

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"And finally for those who believe that rosacea is only a modern-day problem, they’re mistaken, because it is believed that 17th century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Ridjn suffered from rosacea. It seems hard to believe that he had rosacea because the diagnosis came out centuries after his death. A researcher from Georgetown University studied Rembrandt’s 1659 self-portrait. In 1997 he reported at The Lancet, a British medical journal that the painter had an enlarged nose, spider veins and acne like breakouts, which are all signs of subtypes 1, 2 and 3 rosacea."

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