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 (păp′yo͞ol) also pap·u·la (-yə-lə)
n. pl. pap·ules also pap·u·lae (-yə-lē′)
A small, solid, usually inflammatory elevation of the skin that does not contain pus.

[Latin papula.]

pap′u·lar (-yə-lər) adj.
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(ˈpæpjuːl) or


n, pl -ules or -ulae (-jʊˌliː)
(Pathology) pathol a small solid usually round elevation of the skin
[C19: from Latin papula pustule, pimple]
ˈpapular, ˈpapuˌlose, ˈpapulous adj
ˌpapuˈliferous adj
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(ˈpæp yul)

a small, somewhat pointed, usu. inflammatory elevation of the skin.
[1855–60; < Latin papula pimple, pustule, akin to papilla nipple. See pap2, -ule]
pap′u•lar (-yə lər) adj.
pap′u•lose` (-yəˌloʊs) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.papule - a small inflamed elevation of skin that is nonsuppurative (as in chicken pox)
papulovesicle, vesicopapule - a papule that changes into a blister
hickey, pimple, zit - a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne
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n. pápula, protuberancia en la piel compuesta de materia sólida.
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Our patient had presented with red maculopapules on his face, double ears, and neck, which were itchy and blanch on pressure and were ulcerated and scabby; dermatologist considered them as allergic dermatitis and prescribed mizolastine, loratadine, and ketotifen; and the maculopapules almost disappeared after the treatment.
Specific lesions are those that histologically display noncaseating granulomas, which manifest clinically as maculopapules, plaques, lupus pernio, scar-sarcoidosis, and subcutaneous sarcoidosis.
HCL is known to be associated with systemic immunologic disorders including scleroderma, polymyositis, polyarteritis nodosa, erythematous maculopapules, and pyoderma gangrenosum.
Urticaria pigmentosa is the most common pattern of cutaneous mastocytosis in both children and adults.2 It develops in the first year of life in 84% of 67 children.3 The most common age of onset for adult urticaria pigmentosa is 20-40 years.4 Numerous reddish-brown or pale, monomorphic maculopapules, plaques or nodules appear in a symmetrical distribution in various locations on the body (except the face, head, palms, and soles) with the highest concentration usually being on the trunk and thighs.