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Paronychia: Introduction

Paronychia: Skin infection of a nail. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Paronychia is available below.

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Definitions of 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 - Diseases Database)

Infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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