Macula is a change of color of the skin not accompanied by either elevation or depression and, therefore, not palpable. By convention the macula has diameters of less than 1 cm in their widest point; macula of magnitude higher is called "spots."

There are several diseases that can cause macula, these include vitiligo and chloasma.

Many times the macula is asymptomatic, while in some cases it may be accompanied by itching and / or peeling of the skin.


What kind of diseases can be associated with macula?

The following diseases may be associated with macules:

  • Chloasma
  • Dengue
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Ebola
  • Leprosy
  • Molluscum
  • Measles
  • Snows
  • Rubella
  • Tinea versicolor
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Smallpox
  • Vitiligo

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.



What is the therapy for macula?

Since the medical conditions that are associated with the presence of macules are different, to identify a suitable treatment it is necessary to flush out the disease that underlies it. It is always good, in all cases of macula, request a consultation by your doctor.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of macula?

In case of already diagnosed illnesses (see list of associated diseases).