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RRDi Official Rosacea Mimics List 

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"Rosacea is probably a collection of many different diseases that are lumped together inappropriately." Zoe Diana Draelos, MD

So there are a number of skin diseases that look like rosacea, which may be actually a catch-all diagnosis for any skin condition that is present in a patient with any of the rosacea phenotypes. However, if you are diagnosed with one of the rosacea variants or mimics you may find a more appropriate treatment since having a correct diagnosis certainly goes a long way to finding relief. It would be good to rule out any of the rosacea mimics listed in a differential diagnosis list (which is even a much longer list). But the list below is the 'official rosacea mimic list' (14): 

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)




Erythromelanosis follicularis faciei et colli (EFF)

Gram-Negative Folliculitis

Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii


Lupoid Rosacea

Perioral Dermatitis


Pityriasis rosea [PR]

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Telangiectatic Photoaging (TP)

Note: If you have another skin condition that is a rosacea mimic that we don't have on this official list, please reply in this thread and we will consider whether to add it. 

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