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February 10, 2016



This 42 year old male give a history of a chronic “skin rash” of his face. He notes he’s had it for many years and never sought treatment. While it comes and goes on its own, it seems to get worse with alcohol consumption. What’s the name of this finding and was diagnosis does he carry?

Sister Mary Joseph

Answer: Rhinophyma, seen in Acne Rosacea. Visit our newest page to learn more about this and how to differentiate it from acne vulgaris. Also, check out our other dermatology pages: the Language of Dermatology and the Approach to Nevi (moles).

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