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Artesunate for Rosacea


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Artesunate is another anti-parasitic agent used to treat rosacea. A paper published June 2018 in Molecular Medicine Reports concluded, "In conclusion, the therapeutic and antimicrobial effect of artesunate on rosacea caused by D. folliculorum infection was demonstrated. The present study provided reliable data for future animal experimentation and clinical research. Artesunate may be a promising novel therapeutic method for the treatment of rosacea."

Mol Med Rep. 2018 Jun;17(6):8385-8390. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2018.8887. Epub 2018 Apr 16.
The therapeutic effect of artesunate on rosacea through the inhibition of the JAK/STAT signaling pathway.
Li T, Zeng Q, Chen X, Wang G, Zhang H, Yu A, Wang H, Hu Y.
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"Artesunate is part of the artemisinin group of drugs that treat malaria. It is a semi-synthetic derivative of artemisinin that is water-soluble and may therefore be given by injection." DrugBank

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