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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 Nov;53(5):881-4.

Symptomatic treatment of idiopathic and rosacea-associated cutaneous flushing with propranolol.

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Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas 75390-9190, USA.

Abstract

Flushing has been associated with medications, rosacea, menopause, carcinoid syndrome, pheochromocytoma, polycythemia, and mastocytosis, although it can occur without known cause. There are no known specific treatments available, but beta-blockers have suppressed flushing reactions in some patients, particularly when associated with anxiety. The medical histories and clinical characteristics of 9 patients with either idiopathic flushing or flushing associated with rosacea were reviewed. Eight patients experienced subjective improvement with propranolol therapy.

PMID:
16243148
DOI:
10.1016/j.jaad.2005.07.021
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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