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Br J Dermatol. 2019 Aug 7. doi: 10.1111/bjd.18420. [Epub ahead of print]

Recommendations for rosacea diagnosis, classification and management: update from the global ROSacea COnsensus 2019 panel.

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1
Department of Dermatology, Universitatsklinikum Tubingen, Tubingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
2
Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
3
Department of Dermatology, Barts Health (Royal London and Whipps Cross University Hospitals), London, U.K.
4
Department of Dermatology, Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace, France.
5
JDR Dermatology Research and Thomas Dermatology, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.
6
Department of Dermatology, University of KwaZulu-Natal College of Health Sciences, Durban, South Africa.
7
Department of Dermatology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, U.S.A.
8
Department of Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, U.S.A.
9
Haut- und Laserklinik, Konz, Germany.
10
Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
11
Dermatology Clinic, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.
12
National Skin Centre, Singapore.
13
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
14
Department of Dermatology and Venereology and Translational Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.
15
Department of Dermatology, Weill Cornell University, New York, NY, U.S.A.
16
Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.
17
Department of Dermatology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, U.S.A.
18
Faculty of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
19
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
20
Centre for Ophthalmology, University Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.
21
Department of Dermatology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands.
22
Windsor Clinical Research Inc and Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Windsor, ON, Canada.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A transition from a subtyping to a phenotyping approach in rosacea is underway, allowing individual patient management according to presenting features instead of categorization by predefined subtypes. The ROSacea COnsensus (ROSCO) 2017 recommendations further support this transition and align with guidance from other working groups.

OBJECTIVES:

To update and extend previous global ROSCO recommendations in line with the latest research and continue supporting uptake of the phenotype approach in rosacea through clinical tool development.

METHODS:

Nineteen dermatologists and two ophthalmologists used a modified Delphi approach to reach consensus on statements pertaining to critical aspects of rosacea diagnosis, classification and management. Voting was electronic and blinded.

RESULTS:

Delphi statements on which the panel achieved consensus of ≥ 75% voting 'Agree' or 'Strongly agree' are presented. The panel recommends discussing disease burden with patients during consultations, using four questions to assist conversations. The primary treatment objective should be achievement of complete clearance, owing to previously established clinical benefits for patients. Cutaneous and ocular features are defined. Treatments have been reassessed in line with recent evidence and the prior treatment algorithm updated. Combination therapy is recommended to benefit patients with multiple features. Ongoing monitoring and dialogue should take place between physician and patients, covering defined factors to maximize outcomes. A prototype clinical tool (Rosacea Tracker) and patient case studies have been developed from consensus statements.

CONCLUSIONS:

The current survey updates previous recommendations as a basis for local guideline development and provides clinical tools to facilitate a phenotype approach in practice and improve rosacea patient management. What's already known about this topic? A transition to a phenotype approach in rosacea is underway and is being recommended by multiple working groups. New research has become available since the previous ROSCO consensus, necessitating an update and extension of recommendations. What does this study add? We offer updated global recommendations for clinical practice that account for recent research, to continue supporting the transition to a phenotype approach in rosacea. We present prototype clinical tools to facilitate use of the phenotype approach in practice and improve management of patients with rosacea.

PMID:
31392722
DOI:
10.1111/bjd.18420

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