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A solid circumscribed elevation of the skin varying from less than 0.1 to 1 centimeter in diameter.



a nodular elevation of the skin; an element of a skin rash. Papules accompany certain diseases of the skin and mucous membranes. They occur in different sizes, colors, and consistencies; in shape they may be conical, hemispheric, or flat. Inflammatory papules indicate the presence in the skin of an infiltrate, as in syphilis. An example of noninflammatory papules is the thickening of the epidermis in warts.

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In a large retrospective case series, various skin abnormalities such as follicular papules, comedones, hypertrophic pilosebaceous units, angiokeratoma of Fordyce, leucoderma macules, and haemangiomas have been shown to be associated with NLCS.
Use of topical soaps was associated with a longer duration of papules (P<.
He was instructed to wash his face twice daily with a mild soap, avoid picking at the papules, and to apply an over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide cream nightly to the affected area.
An 11-year-old girl presented with an eight-week history of pruritic, linear erythematosus papular eruption on the right arm associated with simultaneous erythematous papules with overlying scale on the trunk (Figures 1a, 1b).
10) They present as numerous asymptomatic umbilicated papules, nodules and abscesses.
Lichen planus (LP) is an inflammatory mucocutaneous condition with characteristic violaceous polygonal flat topped papules and plaques.
Patients may experience sudden-onset, pruritic, sometimes painful papules and papulovesicles or cheilitis within 30 minutes to several hours of exposure to UV light in areas normally covered in the winter months.
A presumptive diagnosis of scabies in humans was made based on history of pruritus, worse at night, distribution of inflammatory papules and history of contact with affected dogs.
John presented with papules and nodules on his torso, legs and arms.
A heliotropic skin eruption and Gottron's papules are considered pathognomic for dermatomyositis, but these can be tricky.