Rosacea: An Introduction

Panconesis Rosacea Patient Study

In 1984 Panconesi based a study on several rosacea patients.

He described their personality types as:

  • anxious;
  • suffering from feelings of diminished self-worth;
  • troubled by feelings of guilt and shame.

In some of these rosacea cases, he was able to trace an evolution from easy flushing in adolescene through the stage of permament erythema to frank rosacea in later life.

This would suggest that there could be a relationship between chronic stress, inflammation of skin cells and structures such as capillaries, and over time, the development of true (lasting) rosacea.

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