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Macule

Definition

A macule is a flat, distinct, discolored area of skin that is usually less than 1 centimeter wide. It usually does not include a change in skin texture or thickness.

Considerations

Common Causes

Home Care

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. . 5th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 1.

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