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Paronychia

Introduction: Paronychia

Description of Paronychia

Paronychia (medical condition): Skin infection of a nail...more »

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Paronychia: An inflamed swelling of the nail folds.

Paronychia: infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Paronychia: An inflammatory reaction involving the folds of the skin surrounding the fingernail. It is characterized by acute or chronic purulent, tender, and painful swellings of the tissues around the nail, caused by an abscess of the nail fold. The pathogenic yeast causing paronychia is most frequently Candida albicans. Saprophytic fungi may also be involved. The causative bacteria are usually Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, or Streptococcus. (Andrews' Diseases of the Skin, 8th ed, p271)
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Paronychia: An inflammatory reaction involving the folds of the skin surrounding the fingernail. It is characterized by acute or chronic purulent, tender, and painful swellings of the tissues around the nail, caused by an abscess of the nail fold. The pathogenic yeast causing paronychia is most frequently Candida albicans. Saprophytic fungi may also be involved. The causative bacteria are usually Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, or Streptococcus. (Andrews' Diseases of the Skin, 8th ed, p271).
Source: MeSH 2007

Paronychia: Related Topics

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Paronychia as a Disease

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Paronychia: Related Diseases

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Paronychia as a Symptom

Paronychia (symptom): is often tender bacterial or fungal infection where the nail...more »

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Paronychia: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Paronychia

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Hierarchical classifications of Paronychia

The following list attempts to classify Paronychia into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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  • infection
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

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