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Maculopapular

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Updated February 06, 2014

Definition: Maculopapular describes a rash that contains both macules and papules. A macule is a flat discolored area of the skin, and a papule is a small raised bump. A maculopapular rash is usually a large area that is red, and has small, confluent bumps. The sandpapery rash of scarlet fever, or scarletina, is the classic example of a maculopapular rash.
Pronunciation: MAK-yoo-lo-PAP-yoo-lar (adjective)
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