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Macule

Flat pigmented, circumscribed area less than 1 cm in diameter (exa: freckle, flat mole, or rash that occurs in rubella)

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Papule

Elevated lesion
Solid, elevated lesion less than 1 cm in diameter that may be the same color as the skin or pigmented (exa: nevus wart, pimple, ringworm, psoriasis, eczema

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Vesicle

Elevated lesion (fluid filled)
Elevated, circumscribed, fluid filled lesion less than 0.5 cm in diameter (exa: poison ivy, shingles)

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Nodule

Elevated lesion
Palpable, circumscribed lesion; larger and deeper than a papule (0.6 to 2 cm in diameter); extends into the dermal area (exa: intradermal nevus, benign or malignant tumor)

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Pustule

Elevated lesion (fluid filled)
Small, raised, circumscribed lesion that contains pus; usually less than 1 cm in diameter (exa: acne, furuncle, pustular psoriasis, scabies)

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Tumor

Solid, elevated lesion larger than 2 cm in diameter that extends into the dermal and subcutaneous layers. (exa: lipoma, steatoma, dermatofibroma, hemangioma)

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Bulla

Elevated lesion (fluid filled)
A vesicle or blister larger than 1 cm in diameter (exa: second degree burns, severe poison oak)

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Wheal

elevated lesion
Elevated, firm, rounded lesion with localized skin edema that varies in size, shape, and color; paler in the center than its surrounding edges; accompanied by itching (exa: hives, insect bites)

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Excoriations

Depressed lesion (secondary)
Linear scratch marks or traumatized abrasions or the epidermis (exa: scratches, abrasions, chemical or thermal burns)

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Fissure

Depressed (Secondary)
Small slit or crack like sore that extends into the dermal layer; could be caused by continuous inflammation and drying

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Ulcer

Depressed lesion (secondary)
An open sore or lesion that extends to the dermis and usually heals with scarring (exa: pressure sore, basal cell carcinoma)

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