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Differential Diagnosis of Rosacea
Authoritative Resource Guide

Below is a list with sources showing a differential disease to consider in diagnosing rosacea.

Acne @
Acne Agminata **
Acne Venenata*
Acne Vulgaris*
Actinic Reticuloid ^
Allergic Conjunctivitis @
Anaphylaxis !
Atopic dermatitis $
Basal Cell Carcinoma +
Bromoderma **
Carcinoid Syndrome #
Chronic discoid lupus erythematosus #
ChronicTtopical Corticosteroid Therapy ^
Crohn’s disease @@
Climacterum !
Colon Cancer @@
Contact and photocontact dermatitis $
Corticoid Damage*
Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman {1]
Demodicidiosis*
Dermatomyositis*
Drug eruptions (particularly from iodides and bromides) %
Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF) [2]
Erysipelas ^
Erythema Infectiosum *
FACE syndrome @@
Gram-negative Folliculitis*
Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitor “acne” +
Haber's syndrome #
Iododerma **
Kaposi varicelliform eruption  (eczema herpeticum)
Lupus Erythematosus ^
Lupus Miliaris Disseminatus (Faciei)*
Lupus Vulgaris **
Mastocytosis Syndrome @
Medications $
Medullary Carcinoma of the Thyroid !
Melkerrson-Rosenthal syndrome [3]
Mitral Valve Incompetence **
Morbihan´s Disease*
Pancreatic cell tumor !
Perioral Dermatitis*
Periocular Dermatitis*
Pheochromocytoma !
Photodermatitis #
Physical erythema $
Polymorphous light eruption #
Polymyositis %
Pregnancy @@
Prosopitis Granulomatosa*
Pustular Folliculitis**
Pyoderma faciale &
Renal Carcinoma !
Rhinophyma*
Rubeosis Diabeticorum*
Sarcoidosis **
Sarcoidosis, Small Nodular Type*
Seborrheic Dermatitis*
Secondary Lues*
Skin Granulomas %
Sterile Eosinophilc Pustulosis*
Steroid rosacea @@
Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus SCLE*
Syphilis ^
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus @
Tuberculosis ^
Ulcerative Colitis @@
Ocular Rosacea Differential Diagnosis:
Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma %
Seborrheic Blepharokeratoconjunctivitis %
Staphylococcal Blepharokeratoconjunctivitis %

End Notes
*DermIS
# Journal of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 90, March, 1997, p.247
@ American Family Physician, August 1, 2002
$ Diagnosis and Treatment of Rosacea, Aaron F. Cohen, MD, and Jeffrey D. Tiemstra, M, J Am Board Fam Pract 2002;15:214 –7.)
% Treatment of Acne Rosacea Reviewed CME/CE, Laurie Barclay, MD, Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP, MedscapeCME Clinical Briefs
^ Acne Rosacea, Marian S. Macsai, Mark J. Mannis, and Arthur C. Huntley, 1996 by Lippincott-Raven Publisher
** Rosacea: Differential Diagnoses & Workup, Agnieszka Kupiec Banasikowska, MD, Saurabh Singh, MD, eMedicine from WebMD
+ Rosacea, Guy F. Webster, MD, PhD, Medical Clinics of North America - Volume 93, Issue 6 (November 2009)
! The flushing patient: Differential diagnosis, workup, and treatment, Leonid Izikson, MD, Joseph C. English III, MD, Matthew J. Zirwas, MD. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Volume 55, Issue 2 (August 2006)
& DermNet NZ
@@ Rosacea: A Review, Brittney Culp, BA and Noah Scheinfeld, MD, P&T, 2009 January; 34(1): 38–45.

[1] Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease presenting as a granulomatous rosacea-like rashs.
Shi XY, Ma DL, Fang K.
Chin Med J (Engl). 2011 Mar;124(5):793-4.

[2] J Dermatol. 2013 Mar 12. doi: 10.1111/1346-8138.12125. 
Clinical and histopathological differential diagnosis of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis.
Fujiyama T, Tokura Y.

Kajal B, Harvey J, Alowami S.

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