Rhinophyma: uncommon affliction in a black African

Rhinophyma: uncommon affliction in a black African Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:399–402 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0599-5 CASE REPORT Chubado Tahir & Bashir M. Ibrahim & Haruna A. Nggada & Ahmed A. Mayun Received: 13 February 2011 /Accepted: 17 May 2011 /Published online: 11 June 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 Introduction wind. He was treated in the referring hospital with antibiotics (metronidazole and ampicillin/cloxacillin). Rhinophyma was observed from ancient times in Greece The facial rashes regressed after 6 months, while the and first named by Hebrea in 1845 [1]. Rhinophyma is a nasal growth showed progressive coarseness of the skin. He disfiguring and distressing lesion of the nose arising from complained of significant cosmetic embarrassment. There chronic inflammation and sebaceous gland hyperplasia. It is was no respiratory obstruction and no history of smoking, an advanced form of rosacea. This disease though common alcohol consumption or use of steroids. in Europeans and Celtic region [2, 3] is rare in coloured Examination revealed a middle-aged man with a gro- races and black Africans [4–7]. The incidence of rhino- tesque nasal growth covering the distal half of the nose. phyma is 6–20 times greater in men, and the role of The swelling measured 7×5 cm and was grossly nodular androgenic hormonal influence as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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