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A solid circumscribed elevation of the skin varying from less than 0.1 to 1 centimeter in diameter.
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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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(1,2) It is characterized by a central maculopapule with a peripheral ring of scales, specifically notable on the palms and soles.
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The cutaneous lesions may be classified as specific or non-specific depending on the presence or absence of granulomatous histology.2 Specific lesions include papules maculopapules plaques nodules lupus pernio scar sarcoid ulcerative lesions hypopigmentation and many others.
Skin lesions may affect approximately 8% of cases, presenting typically as small nodules or erythematous or purpuric maculopapules, but other morphological features of lesions are described.