Rosacea Subtype 3: (Enlargement of the Nose)

Rosacea can vary substantially from one patient to another. The following photographs reflect common patterns of signs and symptoms, known as subtypes, and many patients have characteristics of more than one subtype at the same time.

Phymatous Rosacea

Rosacea may be associated with enlargement of the nose from excess tissue, a condition known as rhinophyma. This may include thickening of the skin and irregular surface nodules, which in rare cases may also develop in areas other than the nose.


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Acknowledgements: Patient photos were supplied by Dr. Joseph Bikowski, assistant clinical professor of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh; and Dr. Jerome Z. Litt, assistant clinical professor of Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University.

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