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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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Typical lichen striatus is most common, presenting as 2 to 4 mm, flat-topped, lichenoid papules ranging in color from red to flesh-colored.
Papular mucinosis (PM) or lichen myxedematosus, is a primary cutaneous mucinosis which is characterized by lichenoid papules, nodules or plaques due to dermal mucin deposition and fibroblast proliferation in absence of thyroid disorder.2 The most accepted classification for papular mucinosis is by Rongioletti.3 Papular mucinosis is classified into generalized and localized forms.4,5,6
By day 108, few lichenoid papules were noted over the lips and face which gradually progressed to involve the trunk and extremities.