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Flat : Macule

A flat, generally less than or equal to 0.5-cm area of skin or mucous membrane with a color different from that of surrounding tissue. Macules may have non-palpable fine scale.

Note: If it is macular, you cannot feel the involved area. That is, with your eyes closed, you cannot discern a boundary to the lesional area.

Café au lait macules in neurofibromatosis

Café au lait macules in neurofibromatosis

Small brown macules of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Small brown macules of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Hypopigmented macules in pityriasis lichenoides chronica

Hypopigmented macules in pityriasis lichenoides chronica

Hypopigmented macules in post-inflammatory hypopigmentation

Hypopigmented macules in post-inflammatory hypopigmentation