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Patches

 

A patch is a flat area of color change in the skin that measures 1 centimeter or more in diameter.

 

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    Skin layers

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      Skin layers

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        Tests for Patches

         
           

          Review Date: 10/27/2014

          Reviewed By: Laura J. Martin, MD, MPH, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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