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Paronychia: Introduction

Paronychia: is often tender bacterial or fungal infection where the nail and skin meet at the side or the base of the finger or toenail. See detailed information below for a list of 11 causes of Paronychia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Paronychia: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Paronychia

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Causes of Paronychia listed in Disease Database:

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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)

Detailed list of causes of Paronychia

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How Common are these Causes of Paronychia?

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  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 11 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Paronychia:

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Causes of Paronychia Based on Risk Factors

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  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Paronychia:

    Cellulitis of nail bed
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Paronychia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Paronychia:

    Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Nail symptoms (391 causes), Fingernail symptoms (302 causes), Toenail symptoms (302 causes), Finger symptoms (1615 causes), Toe symptoms (1171 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Foot symptoms (2265 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Lower leg symptoms (59 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes)

    Symptoms related to Paronychia:

    Nail infection (16 causes), Felon (2 causes), Whitlow, Fungal infection, Bacterial infection, Pus (54 causes)

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