Macule: Identification, Causes & Treatments
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What causes macule? 8 possible conditions

A macule is a flat, distinct, discolored area of skin less than 1 cm wide that does not involve any change in the thickness or texture of the skin. A macule occurs without the presence of physical trauma. It is a symptom of medical conditions such as... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.



Vitiligo is a condition in which you lose skin pigmentation. Learn about causes and treatment.

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Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor is a condition characterized by lighter or darker patches of skin. It's caused by a fungus on your skin that grows out of control.

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German Measles (Rubella)

German measles, also known as rubella, is a viral infection. Learn about German measles symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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Measles is a very contagious infection of the respiratory system. One of its several symptoms is a sore or swollen throat.

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Tuberous Sclerosis

Tuberous sclerosis is a rare genetic condition that causes noncancerous tumors in your brain, other organs, and skin. Learn how it's treated.

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Actinic Keratosis

Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of actinic keratosis.

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Candida Fungus Skin Infection

Candida is a type of fungus that can cause an infection in your skin. In normal conditions, your skin may host small amounts of this fungus, but problems arise when it begins to multiply and creates an overgrowth...

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Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by the Leishmania parasite found in sand flies.

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