Disruption of the seal between the nail plate and the nail fold may allow entry of bacteria into the eponychial space.
Inflammation of the nail folds surrounding the nail plate
Pain, warmth, and swelling to the proximal and lateral nail folds, often 2–5 days after trauma
Symptoms must be present for 6 wk to meet criteria for a chronic paronychia.
Early paronychia without purulence may be managed with warm-water soaks 4 times a day with or without oral antibiotics; may also consider topical antib...
Patients with uncomplicated paronychias may be discharged with appropriate follow-up instructions...
Acute paronychias respond well to decompression with or without antibiotics.
Chronic paronychias are largely a result of chronic exposure to allergens/irritants.
Reiter syndrome and ...
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Jebson PJ. Infections of the fingertip. Paronychias and felons. Hand Cli...
112.3 Candidiasis of skin and nails
681.02 Onychia and paronychia of finger
681.9 Cellulitis and abscess of unspecified digit
681.11 Onychia and paronychia of toe
B37.2 Candidiasis of skin ...
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