Macule or patch
A macule is a primary skin lesion that is a flat spot of less than 10mm and of varied shapes. Skin colouration is different than the surrounding skin and may be brown, blue, red, or hypopigmented. A patch is similiar to a macule, but is larger in size.
Conditions associated with macules: The following are the most common conditions associated with macules and patches.
- Brown discolouration
- Cafe au lait spot, freckles, drug reaction
- Blue discolouration
- Ink (tattoo), lice
- Red discolouration
- drug reaction, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, moles, rashes of rubella and rubeola.
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- Habif Thomas P., et al. (2005) Skin Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment Mosby.