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Pediatric ocular rosacea: 2 cases.
To report the clinical course of 2 pediatric ocular rosacea cases with a significant delay until diagnosis.
We report 2 interventional case reports. Case 1 is a 10-year-old boy with 2 years of recurrent bilateral blepharitis, repetition chalazion, conjunctival hyperemia, and corneal ulcers, without response to topical antibiotics or topical and systemic steroids. Case 2 is a 9-year-old girl with keratoconjunctivitis
Nice results reported with doxycycline use in this study.
Treatment of ocular rosacea with 40 mg doxycycline in a slow release form.
About 30-50 % of rosacea patients have ocular involvement. The symptoms range from a foreign-body sensation to conjunctivitis or blepharitis and may even include severe corneal ulcerations. Systemic treatment is generally with tetracycline. Side effects can occur with the usual antimicrobial dose.
Some of you without facial rosacea who have been diagnosed with ocular rosacea might want to discuss this "rosacea-like demodicidosis" concept with your doctor.
It's always heartening to see a study (even just a case study) saying things like "complete remission without recurrence".
Rosacea-like demodicidosis and chronic blepharitis.
Demodicidosis is a parasitic skin disease caused by the follicle mites