The Search For the Cause

i) Rosacea and Stomach Ulcers

Some people with stomach ulcers are prone to develop rosacea. The cause of a high percentage of stomach ulcers is infection with a specific bacterium and it has been suggested that this may be the cause of Rosacea.  The following article references a specific study (from June 1999). The actual study does not support the theory that this bacterium causes Rosacea.

"Connection between rosacea and stomach ulcers" [From the Determatology Channel website]

The study which was referenced in that article can be found in the archives of Dermatology on the  AMA website at: 
"Effect of Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection on Rosacea"
Joel T. M. Bamford, MD; Robert L. Tilden, DrPH, MPH; Janet L. Blankush, RN; David E. Gangeness, PharmD 

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Triggers and Lifestyle Factors

i) Testing Whether Coffee & Tea are Flushing Triggers

Here is a study which tested the theory that tea and coffee induce flushing.  The connection between the two was not proven.

"Oral thermal-induced flushing in erythematotelangiectatic rosacea." Wilkin JK, 1981. 


Studies of Various Treatments

i) "Isotretinoin treatment of rosacea"
by Turjanmaa K, Reunala T, 1987
Brief summary of the results of treatment using Isotretinoin

ii) "Double-blind comparison of azelaic acid 20% cream and its vehicle in treatment of papulo-pustular rosacea."
by Bjerke R, Fyrand O, Graupe K, 1999

Summary of a study which showed that Azelaic Acid, a treatment sometimes used for acne,  has been shown to be effective in treating papules & pustules.

Further Reading

Research from AOL Search
Additional Links to Rosacea related research.



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