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papulopustule (plural papulopustules)
- (medicine) A small, raised, semisolid skin lesion, representing an intermediate stage between a papule and a pustule.
- 1893, James Nevins Hyde, A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin, for the use of students and practitioners:
- According to Boeck, the hue of the papulopustule is due to minute capillary hæmorrhages, which later become invisible in consequence of the tumefaction of the overlying integument.
- 1896, Twentieth century practice
- The most common of the eruptive symptoms induced are papulopustule lesions usually discrete, rarely confluent, seen on the face, neck, shoulders, and upper extremities.
- 1902, Henry M. Dearborn, Diseases of the skin: their symptomatology, etiology and diagnosis, with special reference to principles of treatment including full indications for drug remedies
- Accidental inoculation of an abrasion, cut or open follicle of the skin with virus from a dead body may give rise to the rapid production at the site of poisoning of vesico-papule, papulopustule, furuncle, tubercle, wart or hemorrhagic bleb; or there may be little or no local disturbance, with a rapid development of septicæmia or glandular enlargement.
- 1976, Günter Waldemar Korting, R. Denk, Differential diagnosis in dermatology, W.B. Saunders Company
- The area is covered with a watchglass held in place by a bandage; in a positive case a papulopustule will develop within 24 to 72 hours, and it will then be easy to demonstrate Ducrey bacilli.
- 1995, Neal S. Penneys, Skin Manifestations Of Aids, Second Edition, CRC Press (→ISBN), page 160
- The primary lesion appears to be a papulopustule which affects the follicle.
- 1998, John C. Maize, Cutaneous Pathology
- Pyoderma gangrenosum begins as a small papulopustule that expands to form nodules and plaques.
- 2012, G. Plewig, A.M. Kligman, ACNE and ROSACEA, Springer Science & Business Media (→ISBN), page 158
- An old closed comedo has been shattered at various points along the epithelial lining and is now a papulopustule.
- 2015, Mahmoud Sakr, Clinical Surgery, JP Medical Ltd (→ISBN), page 399
- It is due to a true diphtheritic infection by Corynbacterium diphtheriae, which commences as a papulopustule; within a few days, the top of the papule becomes necrotic and an ulcer forms and the ulcer slowly enlarges, until it attains a diameter of 1–2 cm.
- 2017, Jean L. Bolognia, Julie V. Schaffer, Lorenzo Cerroni, Dermatology E-Book, Elsevier Health Sciences (→ISBN)
- The lesions of PG usually begin as a tender papulopustule with surrounding erythematous or violaceous induration, an erythematous nodule, or a bulla on a violaceous base; the papulopustule may be follicular.