Rosacea with extensive extrafacial lesions


Teresa M. Pereira, md Department of Dermatology and Venereology Hospital de São Marcos Apartado 2242 4701-965 Braga Portugal


Rosacea is a very common skin disorder in the clinical practice that primarily affects the convex areas of the face. Extrafacial rosacea lesions have occasionally been described, but extensive involvement is exceptional. In the absence of its typical clinical or histological features, the diagnosis of extrafacial rosacea may be problematic. We describe an unusual case of rosacea with very exuberant extrafacial lesions, when compared with the limited involvement of the face.