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Molluscum contagiosum - close-up
Molluscum contagiosum - close-up


Molluscum contagiosum - close-up of the chest
Molluscum contagiosum - close-up of the chest


Lichen nitidus on the abdomen
Lichen nitidus on the abdomen


Papule

Definition:

A papule is solid, raised spot on the skin that is up to 0.5 centimeter wide. It is a type of skin lesion .



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Call your health care provider if:



What to expect at your health care provider's office:



References:

Habif TP, ed. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 1.




Review Date: 11/4/2012
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