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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


Papules can be caused by:

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