The response to therapy for rosacea can be evaluated using a clinical scale.



(1) change in papules

(2) change in pustules

(3) change in erythema




exacerbation of erythema OR increase in papules OR increase in pustules


no change in erythema, number of papules or number of pustules

no change

slight improvement of erythema OR slight decrease in papules OR slight decrease in pustules

minimal improvement

moderate improvement of erythema OR moderate decrease in papules OR moderate decrease in pustules

definite improvement

obvious improvement of erythema OR marked decrease in papules OR marked decrease in pustules

marked improvement

no or minimal erythema AND no papules AND no pustules

clear (complete)


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