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glossary:papules [2007/08/29 07:59]
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 +Small solid rounded bumps rising from the [[skin]] that are each usually less than 1 centimeter in diameter (less than 3/8 inch across). ​
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 +Papules may open when scratched and become crusty and infected. ​
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 +The term "​papule"​ is derived from Latin from "​papula,"​ a pimple. ​
 +Dermatologists (and other physicians) call any small solid circumscribed bump in the skin a papule, as opposed to a vesicle which contains fluid or a macule which is flat and even with the surrounding skin.
  
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