Papule Là Gì

What are piezogenic papules?

Piezogenic papules are comtháng, soft, skin-coloured papules found on the feet & wrists. They result from herniation of fat through the dermis. The name "piezogenic" refers khổng lồ the origin of the papules being pressure.

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Who gets piezogenic papules?

People of all ages, sexes & ethnicities are susceptible to lớn piezogenic papules. They are commonly observed in overweight or obese women. They are also associated with underlying connective tissue diseases such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, flat feet, and excessive sầu weight-bearing exercise.

Piezogenic papules are of unknown cause.

What are the clinical features of piezogenic papules?

Piezogenic papules are mostly asymptomatic và are noticed incidentally. Occasionally they may be painful.

Piezogenic papules


Piezogenic papules


Piezogenic papules


Piezogenic papules

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How is the diagnosis made?

Piezogenic papules are usually diagnosed clinically because of the following features:

Papules resolve sầu when the patient is non-weight bearingPapules can usually be compressedThey mostly occur over the posterior và lateral border of the heelsThey are often bilateral

What is the treatment for piezogenic papules?

No treatment is required in the absence of symptoms.

For painful lesions, conservative sầu management may include:

Restriction of weight-bearing exerciseWeight lossCompression stockingsFoam rubber foot pads, or foam-fitting plastic heel cupsA consultation with a podiatrist may be helpful.

Intralesional corticosteroid injections have sầu been documented to provide some relief for patients with piezogenic papules with underlying Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

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Surgical excision may be helpful if symptoms persist despite above sầu managements but this is rarely necessary.

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Related information


Maari C, Powell J. Atrophies of connective tissue. In Dermatology. Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Schaffer JV. Third edition. Elsevier 2012, p1639.

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