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Remission of rosacea induced by reduction of gut transit time
Furthermore, substance P-immunoreactive neurons occur in considerably greater numbers in tissue surrounding affected blood vessels suggesting involvement of neurogenic inflammation and moreover plasma kallikrein—kinin activation is consistently found in patients.
In this report, a patient without digestive tract disease is described, who experienced complete remission of rosacea symptoms following ingestion of a material intended to sweep through the digestive tract and reduce transit time below 30 h.
It is possible that intestinal bacteria are capable of plasma kallikrein—kinin activation and that flushing symptoms and the development of other characteristic features of rosacea result from frequent episodes of neurogenic inflammation caused by bradykinin-induced hypersensitization of facial afferent neurons.
The possible relevance of this hypothesis to other conditions featuring afferent hypersensitivity, such as fibromyalgia, is considered.
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 29 Issue 3, Pages 297 - 299.
Author: S. N. Kendall.
Reviewed: Monday, May 10, 2010.
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