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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.


(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


(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.
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


n. pápula, protuberancia en la piel compuesta de materia sólida.
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Physical examination revealed multiple follicular papules and pustules on his scalp and cheeks, forming an annular configuration on the face [Figure 1]b.
Characteristic clinical features include cephalocaudal spread, keratotic follicular papules, well-demarcated orange/red plaques, fine scale, islands of sparing, erythroderma, and palmoplantar keratoderma.
In a large retrospective case series, various skin abnormalities such as follicular papules, comedones, hypertrophic pilosebaceous units, angiokeratoma of Fordyce, leucoderma macules, and haemangiomas have been shown to be associated with NLCS.
The rash had red-to-salmon-colored scaling patches with discrete and coalescing follicular papules.
We report a 12-year-old female patient presenting with thickened, discolored nails, palmoplantar keratoderma, and follicular papules all over the body.
A diagnosis of FMF was made based on histological changes and clinical manifestations such as follicular papules and alopecia.
PRP is a chronic papulosquamous disorder characterized by reddish-orange scaly plaques, palmoplantar keratoderma, and keratotic follicular papules (1).
CTCL patients typically present with skin symptoms and lesions, including follicular papules, erythematous patches, elevated plaques, alopecia, pendulous slack skin, pustular lesions and subcutaneous nodules.
The patient was multigravida and there was no previous history of similar eruption Small erythematous, follicular papules were initially observed on the abdomen and then spread to the legs.
Annular lesions of granuloma annulare may be mistaken for tinea corporis; follicular papules of keratosis pilaris may be confused with follicular eczema; and nail psoriasis may be misdiagnosed as onychomycosis.

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