Rosacea Fulminans Associated With Pegylated Interferon Alpha-2b and Ribavirin Therapy

October 2003 | Volume 2 | Issue 5 | Case Reports | 554 | Copyright © October 2003

Sara L. Jensen, MD and RonaBeth Holmes, MD

Rosacea fulminans is characterized by the sudden onset of large, coalescing nodules and draining sinuses on the face. A few reports have linked medications to this condition, but none have described the onset of rosacea fulminans with pegylated interferon or ribavirin therapy. We report a patient who presented with rosacea fulminans after initiation of therapy for Hepatitis C.