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Macule
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Definition: A flat discoloration that can be brown, black, red, or lighter than the surrounding skin.

Also Known As: freckle, cafe-au-lait spot, lentigo, melasma, mongolian spot, piebaldism, tinea versicolor, tuberous sclerosis, vitiligo

Common Misspellings: makule

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Vitiligo
Vitiligo is a macule that is a lighter color than the rest of the skin. Find out more information about vitiligo.
Pityriasis Alba
Pityriasis alba is a skin condition related to eczema that causes light macules on the face. Find out more about pityrisis alba.
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