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Papule

Definition

A papule is solid, raised spot on the skin that is up to 0.5 centimeter wide. It is a type of skin lesion.

References

Habif TP, ed. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 1.


Review Date: 11/4/2012
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