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Acne rosacea (red area and broken blood vessels) affecting the skin on a 65-year-old woman's nose. This picture was taken after treatment with stiemycin, which contains the macrolide antibiotic erythromycin. It is used to reduce bacterial levels and can thus help reduce some cases of inflammation. Acne rosacea is a skin disorder that can affect the blood vessels of the face, causing a flushed appearance.
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