Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Papules are minute prominences met with in some forms 'of skin disease. Some cutaneous affections remain papular throughout - e.g. lichen. In other cases the solid papule is the first stage in the development of what becomes a vesicle, and it may be finally a pustule. The hard, shot-like elevations met with in the early stages of small-pox are examples of this last-named variety.