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papule

 [pap´ūl]
a small circumscribed, superficial, solid elevation of the skin with a diameter less than 1 cm (0.5 cm according to some authorities). (See plate in Dermatology Atlas.) See also plaque.
piezogenic p's transitory, noninflammatory, soft, sometimes painful, large papules appearing above the heel on the side of one or both feet, elicited by weight bearing associated with prolonged standing or running. They disappear when the pressure is removed.

pap·ule

(pap'yūl),
A circumscribed, solid elevation up to 1 cm in diameter on the skin. A papule may be pedunculated, sessile, or filiform.
[L. papula, pimple]

papule

(păp′yo͞ol) also

papula

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

pap′u·lar (-yə-lər) adj.

pap·ule

(pap'yūl)
A small, circumscribed, solid elevation on the skin.
[L. papula, pimple]

papule

(pap'ul) [L. papula, pimple]
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PAPULES ON HEEL
A small bump or pimple, typically larger than a grain of salt but smaller than a peppercorn, that rises above the surface of the neighboring skin. Papules may appear in numerous skin diseases, including prickly heat, psoriasis, xanthomatosis, eczema, and skin cancers. Their color may range from pale, to yellow, red, brown, or black. See: illustrationpapular (u-lar), adjective

dry papule

Chancre.

moist papule

Condyloma latum.

pearly penile papule

An asymptomatic white papule with a pink, white, or pearly surface on the dorsum of the penis of blacks and uncircumcised men. No treatment is indicated, just reassurance.

piezogenic pedal papule

A soft, painful, skin-colored papule present on the non–weight-bearing portion of the heel. It disappears when weight is taken off the foot and heel. This papule is caused by herniation of fat through connective tissue defects.

split papules

Fissures at the corners of the mouth; seen in some cases of secondary syphilis.

papule

Any small, well-defined, solid skin elevation. Papules are usually less than 1 cm in diameter and may be smooth or warty. From the Latin papula, a pimple.

Papule

A small hard elevation of the skin.
Mentioned in: Rickettsialpox, Rosacea, Yaws

pap·ule

(pap'yūl)
A circumscribed, solid elevation on the skin; may be pedunculated, sessile, or filiform.
[L. papula, pimple]
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Most rashes are characterized by scaly erythematous maculopapules on the trunk, extremities, palms, and soles.
dermatitis has been described as a pruritic erythematous rash with maculopapules with a central microvesicle (7).
The commonest form of cutaneous mastocytosis is urticaria pigmentosa.3 It develops in the first year of life in 84% of children in one study.4 The adult onset is between 20-40 years.5 The disease manifests as numerous reddish-brown, monomorphic maculopapules or plaques, distributed symmetrically over the entire body except the face, head, palms and soles.6 To our knowledge this is the first case report of urticaria pigmentosa with involvement of palms and soles.
The elementary cutaneous element was an erythematous macule in 5 patients and maculopapules in 1.