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ICD9 = ICD9|709.8
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
Papules can be caused by:
Inflammation(which in turn is often caused by infectionor abrasion of the skin)
*Accumulated secretion of skin tissue (
hyperplasia) or glandular fluids.
*Presence of an
infectionsuch as disseminated histoplasmosis.
*Hypertrophy of skin cells
*Abnormal growth of blood vessels (see
Pearly penile papules
* [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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