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What is Macule and Papule?

Macule: a circumscribed, flat lesion with color change up to 1 cm in size that is not palpable (e.g. ash leaf macules, café au lait macules). Papule: a circumscribed, elevated solid lesion up to 1 cm in size, elevation may be accentuated with oblique lighting, e.g. Mila, acne, verrucae.

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Considering this, what is the difference between a Macule and Papule?

Lesion Type (Primary Morphology) Macules are flat, nonpalpable lesions usually < 10 mm in diameter. Macules represent a change in color and are not raised or depressed compared to the skin surface. Papules are elevated lesions usually < 10 mm in diameter that can be felt or palpated.

One may also ask, what is a Macule on the skin? A macule is a discolored patch of skin that is not elevated and is less than one centimeter in diameter. Macules are characteristic of different medical conditions, some serious and others not. They are referred to as primary lesions as they are often the first step toward identifying a disease.

Thereof, what is the difference between a nodule and a papule?

Papules, Nodules, and Ulcers A papule is a raised superficial lesion that is less than 1 cm in diameter whose surface may be smooth, scaly, or hyperkeratotic. A larger (>1 cm), raised, and often flatter-topped lesion is called a plaque. A nodule is a solid, palpable lesion that is larger than 1 cm in diameter.

Is a Macule a lesion?

Macules are flat lesions that are less than 1 cm in size. If the lesion (such as a dark spot on the skin) isn't raised and it's less than 1 cm in size, it's by definition a macule. A macule can be a variety of colors based on the cause.

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