papule n : a small inflamed elevation of skin that is nonsuppurative (as in chicken pox)
- A small, inflammatory, irritated spot on skin; similar in appearance to a pimple, without containing pus.
A papule is a small, solid and usually conical elevation of the skin. Papules do not contain pus, which distinguishes them from pustules. Papules often occur in clusters and can accompany rashes.
A condition that causes a papule is called a "Papulosis". Examples of papuloses include:
- Lymphomatoid papulosis
- Bowenoid papulosis
- Clear cell papulosis
CausesPapules can be caused by:
papule in German: Papel
papule in Esperanto: Papulo
papule in French: Papule
papule in Japanese: 丘疹
papule in Polish: Grudka
papule in Portuguese: Pápula
papule in Vietnamese: Sẩn (da liễu học)
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