British Skin Foundation - Rosacea

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Genetic link

Postby missisabel on Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:04 pm

Hello, I was wondering if there is a genetic link in rosacea? My partner has it but I don't, so I was wondering if our future children are more likely to get it.
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Re: Genetic link

Postby Dr Anton Alexandroff on Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:15 am

Hello. Thank you for your question. Rosacea can run in family but not very often and it is difficult to know exact mechanism of inheritance. In general rosacea is very common - 10% of UK population is affected by rosacea (especially fair skin people).
I hope this is helpful.

With best wishes,

Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD
Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
Harley Street, Cambridge, Leicester and Bedford

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