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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66172

Acne rosacea in pregnancy

Dr. Sumayya M. Hussien, Prof. Dr. Wisam S. Najim, Prof. Dr.Rafal K. Farhan


Acne rosacea (AR) is a long-term skin condition that typically affects the face. It results in redness, pimples, swelling, and small and superficial dilated blood vessels. Often, the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin are most involved. A red, enlarged nose may occur in severe disease, a condition known as rhinophyma. Patients with AR show a characteristic clinical picture: The condition affects primarily the midface with forehead, nose, chin, cheeks and in rare cases, even the neck and the (hairy) scalp may be affected (extrafacial rosacea).A case-control study was done in the department of dermatology and venereology at Basrah General Hospital with some cases at private clinic. The study was carried out during 1st October 2021 to 30th April 2022. Target population were pregnant ladies with acne rosacea; older than 14 years, divided in to two groups with 50 cases of acne were pregnant who are compared with 50 rosacea patients non-pregnant as control group.


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