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The Primary Lesions
Primary lesions are physical changes in the skin considered to be caused directlyby the disease process. Types of primary lesions are rarely specific to a singledisease entity.
A macule is a change in the color of the skin (hypo or hyper). It is flat, if you wereto close your eyes and run your fingers over the surface of a purely macular lesion, you could not detect it. A macule greater than 0.5 cm. may be referred toas a
A papule is a solid raised lesion that has distinct borders and is less than 1 cm indiameter. Papules may have a variety of shapes in profile (domed, flat-topped,umbilicated) and may be associated with secondary features such as crusts or scales.e.g acne vulgaris papules
A nodule is a raised solid lesion more than 1 cm. Deeply seeded may be in theepidermis, dermis, or subcutaneous tissue.e.g leprosy nodules, nodular acne
A plaque is a solid, raised, flat or rough lesion greater than 1 cm. in diameter withdefined edges.