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A bulla (plural bullae) is a rounded or irregularly shaped blister containing serous or seropurulent fluid, greater than 1 cm in diameter.[1][nb 1]

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  1. ^ With regard to the quote "...greater than 1 cm in diameter," depending on which text is referenced, some authors state the cutoff between a vesicle and a bulla as 0.5cm, not 1cm, while others state an entirely different measurement. Therefore, for this article, the 1cm cutoff is used which is discussed in Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (see references), a work considered by some dermatologists as an authority on this subject matter.


  1. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005) Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (10th ed.). Saunders. Page 16. ISBN 0721629210.


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