Gnatophyma: a rare variant of phyma

M R Vidigal, C T Kakihara, T R S R Gatti, A J Tebcherani, M C Pires
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2008, 33 (6): 743-4
We report a case of a 44-year-old woman with an 8-year history of gnatophyma. Rosacea is a facial dermatosis that may present as flushing, erythema, telangiectases, papules, pustules and phyma. Phyma is considered the final evolution stage of rosacea and is a rare variant. Treatment of phyma with atypical localization may be a challenge for dermatologists in clinical practice.

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