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Relating to papules.
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(pap'ul) [L. papula, pimple]
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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


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.
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Patient discussion about papular

Q. what is the counting diet? when you count your calories of every meal during the day? why is it so papular?

A. because you get so frustrated of counting calories all the time that you rather skip meals :)
yes it's counting calories, and it's popular because at the end our body cannot defy the laws of thermodynamics- if you eat 4000 calories a day and use only 3000, the rest will transform into fat. and in this diet it doesn't matter what you eat as long as you don't go over the calorie level you decided. not always a healthy diet if done without someone supervising it.

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Updated classification of papular mucinosis, lichen myxedematosus, and scleromyxedema.
Atrichia with papular lesions: a report of three novel human hairless gene mutations and a revision of diagnostic criteria.
On anterior segment examination, 2 pitted papular lesions were detected on the right upper eyelid 2 mm from the lash line and a similar lesion was noted 5 mm from the lash line on the lateral aspect of the lid (Figure 1A).
BPSV, bovine papular stomatitis virus; CPXV, cowpox virus; RPXV, rabbitpox virus; MPXV, monkeypox virus; ORFV, for virus; PCPXV, pseudocowpox virus; PVNZ, parapoxvirus of red deer in New Zealand; SPV, sealpox virus; VARV, variola virus.
John has one single papular lesion, and does not have any crusting or apparent itching.
It is characterized by papular and nodular skin lesions, gingival hyperplasia, joint contractures and bone involvement in variable degrees 1.
Lepromatous leprosy is characterised by diffuse skin lesions which may be macular, papular, nodular, or infiltrative.
The patient went to her medical provider on January 30 after 3 days of headache and fever and 2 days of papular rash.
Foot and mouth disease blue tongue disease, mucosal disease, papular stomatitis and vesicular stomatitis can all be confused with MCF.