Papule

Papule

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A papule is a small and solid elevation of the skin. [DorlandsDict|six/000078021|papule] Papules do not contain pus, which distinguishes them from pustules. Papules often occur in clusters and can accompany rashes.

A condition that causes a papule is called a "papulosis". Examples of papuloses include:
* Lymphomatoid papulosis
* Bowenoid papulosis
* Clear cell papulosis

Causes

Papules can be caused by:
*Inflammation (which in turn is often caused by infection or abrasion of the skin)
*Accumulated secretion of skin tissue (hyperplasia) or glandular fluids.
*Presence of an infection such as disseminated histoplasmosis.
*Hypertrophy of skin cells
*Acne
*Abnormal growth of blood vessels (see angioma)

ee also

* Nodule (medicine)
* Pearly penile papules

References

External links

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* [http://www.acnetreatmentinfo.org/info/Papule Papule]
* [http://www.beat-acne.info/acne-papule-pustulent.html Acne Papule Pustule] Article from Beat-Acne.info


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  • Papule — Pap ule, n.; pl. {Papules}. Same as {Papula}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • papule — (n.) 1864, from L. papula pustule, pimple (see PAP (Cf. pap) (2)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Papule — A small solid rounded bump rising from the skin that is usually less than 1 centimeter in diameter (less than 3/8 inch across). Papules may open when scratched and become crusty and infected. The term papule is derived from Latin from papula, a… …   Medical dictionary

  • papule — noun Etymology: Latin papula Date: 1864 a small solid usually conical elevation of the skin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • PAPULE — n. f. T. de Médecine Petit bouton rouge qui s’élève sur la peau et s’y dessèche. Il se dit, en termes de Botanique, d’une Protubérance molle, arrondie et pleine d’un liquide aqueux, qui se trouve sur le parenchyme de certaines feuilles …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • papule — Small raised spot on skin (as in the rash of chickenpox) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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