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.
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
Joel T. M. Bamford, MD; Robert L. Tilden, DrPH, MPH; Janet L.
Blankush, RN; David E. Gangeness, PharmD
Triggers and Lifestyle Factors
i) Testing Whether Coffee & Tea are
Here is a study which tested the theory that tea and coffee induce flushing. The connection between the two was not proven.
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.
from AOL Search
Additional Links to Rosacea related research.