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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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An adult patient who presented to emergency service with a papular purpuric gloves and socks syndrome: a case report.
On anterior segment examination, 2 pitted papular lesions were detected on the right upper eyelid 2 mm from the lash line and a similar lesion was noted 5 mm from the lash line on the lateral aspect of the lid (Figure 1A).
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El periodo de incubacion es de 3-6 dias y se presenta con exantema macular o papular, fiebre, artritis o artralgia, conjuntivitis no purulenta, mialgias y cefalea.
Worthy of note is the fact that the macular NS can evolve into a melanoma more frequently than papular NS (4, 13).
John has one single papular lesion, and does not have any crusting or apparent itching.
Histological examination of the biopsy obtained from the papular lesion revealed deposition of PAS positive amorphous eosinophilic hyaline material with scattered intervening fibroblast like cells resembling chondroid cells.
Scleromyxedema is the generalized variant of lichen myxedematosus and is accompanied by papular lesions, diffuse sderosis and erythema.
Lepromatous leprosy is characterised by diffuse skin lesions which may be macular, papular, nodular, or infiltrative.
The patient went to her medical provider on January 30 after 3 days of headache and fever and 2 days of papular rash.
Skin examination revealed multiple erythematous and papular skin lesions involving bilateral upper and lower limb (Fig.