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January 1970

Painful Piezogenic Pedal Papules

Author Affiliations

White Plains, NY; New York; White Plains, NY

From the Medical Center, White Plains, NY.

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(1):112-113. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000010114023

Piezogenic papule is the term used to describe the soft, skin-colored painful papule that appears when standing on the nonweight-bearing portion of the heel and which disappears when weight is taken off the foot. These papules are thought to be due to herniation of fat. Four cases are reported.