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"Rosacea Likely Underdiagnosed, Suboptimally Treated In Skin of Color" – Andrew D. Bowser

  • Dermatology News
  • New York, NY
  • (October 08, 2018)

Rosacea in skin of color is likely under detected and suboptimally managed due to misperceptions that the condition is rare in this population. “Current reports of rosacea in patients with skin of color may point to a larger pool of undiagnosed patients,” said Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH, director of the Skin of Color Center at Mount Sinai and chair of the department of dermatology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West, and his coauthors. Increased awareness of rosacea in these patients may reduce disparities in disease management, they wrote in a review, published in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, which outlines strategies for timely diagnosis and effective treatment of rosacea in skin of color.

— Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, The Skin of Color Center at Mount Sinai, Site Chair, Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Mount Sinai West

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