Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rosacea Evaluation

The evaluation of acne rosacea begins with a history and a physical examination.

Physical findings in those with acne rosacea on the face include:

Tests are usually not required to make the diagnosis of acne rosacea.

Tests that may be used to evaluate acne rosacea include:
  • Skin biopsy
    • May be performed in cases where the diagnosis is uncertain.

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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