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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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SS is characterized by an abrupt onset of tender, warm, erythematous plaques, papules, or nodules along with prodromal symptoms.
Kahana M, Feinstein A, Tabachnic E, Schewach-Millet M, Engelberg S: Painful piezogenic pedal papules in patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Other infrequent acute cutaneous manifestations include ulcers, petechiae, purpuric eruptions, necrotic papules, vesicobullous eruptions, vasculitis, and sclerodermoid reactions.
Treatments include antihistamine tablets taken orally to relieve pruritus and corticosteroid creams that are applied to the papules (Karppinen et al.
In particular, patients who have had severe acne that cleared suddenly with treatment like tretinoin can "vividly recall their lives with severe acne, and upon the appearance of even a few papules, are really frightened," she said.
Infection with MCV usually produces papules only in certain populations, such as young children, with their inexperienced immune systems, and adults who contract the virus through sexual contact.
The spectrum of idiopathic ultraviolet-induced dermatoses includes the most severe variant, polymorphous light eruption (PMLE), in which erythematous papules, papulovesicles, and plaques form from a delayed type IV hypersensitivity reaction to the sun.
In contrast to the typical manifestation, the patients in the Boston cluster exhibited symptoms in late winter (Table, Appendix) and had perioral (Figure, panel A) and perirectal (Figure, panel B) papules and vesicles on the dorsal aspects of the hands and feet (Figure, panel C).
The finding goes against the commonly held belief that postadolescent acne is more often associated with inflammatory papules and pustular lesions, suggesting that "the commonly accepted model for postadolescent female acne should be critically revised for important academic, pathogenetic, and therapeutic reasons," according to study investigators.
After dealing with blood vessel clusters and papules, swelling and infections, Dillon's family doctor sent her to see Dr.
These gels contain the antibiotic, metronidazole, and help treat the inflamed papules and pustules of rosacea.