THE WORLDWIDE ROSACEA EPIDEMIC

The numbers are in… and they are staggering! The global prevalence of rosacea is estimated to be 415 million, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen reviewed 32 population-based studies that included information on the incidence of rosacea around the world, comprising 26.5 million patients. The general population estimates from the individual studies ranged from 0.09 percent to 22.41 percent, and when the studies were pooled together, the proportion was 5.46 percent. Based on an estimated global population of 7.6 billion, 5.46 percent equals 414,960,000 rosacea patients worldwide. And this may just…

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