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Patches

Definition

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

Images

Skin layers
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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.