Experts argue for a better identification of patients with a high burden of rosacea in daily practice

Experts argue for a better identification of patients with a high burden of rosacea in daily practice

PARIS, September 14, 2018 / PRNewswire / – Additional analysis of a global survey conducted and presented this year, the report of specialists called & # 39;Rosacea: beyond the visible & # 39; (Rosacea: beyond the visible), helps healthcare providers identify the common characteristics of patients with a high burden of rosacea *. The results of the analysis are aimed at increasing the criteria for personalized treatment to improve patient care. The results were presented yesterday during a symposium on the 27th. Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, EADV) in Paris, France, reveal that a broader definition of patients with high loads is needed to help reduce the burden in daily practice.

The data analysis classified patients with high burden, taking into account the extent to which their condition affects the quality of life (QOL), to what extent their behavior and their desire to heal affects.[1].

"People with rosacea are often judged on their appearance, which affects them a lot in daily life, and if their rosacea is severe, the symptoms are also more important, itching and burning to a permanent red area in the central part. However, rosacea report a significant effect on quality of life, suggesting that it is not sufficient to evaluate patients solely because of clinical severity.said Professor Dr. Uwe Gieler, Department of Dermatology and Clinic of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Germany, one of the authors of the report rosacea: Beyond the visible (Rosacea: beyond the visible). "By better identification of this demography dermatologists and other health professionals will be better equipped to adapt the treatment to the needs of the individual and ultimately improve the care for people with this chronic skin disease".

The data showed that patients with a high burden of rosacea were significantly younger, employed and likely to be men, compared with their peers with less burden. Another obvious feature was an increase in skin sensations (such as itching 48% compared to 37% and pain 23% compared to 13%) in contrast to their peers with less burden during the last 12 months.

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