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Disease Paronychia

Name Paronychia
Synonym Paronychias
Definition 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)
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis | Skin disease
MeSH® ID D010304
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1. DiseasesBacterial Infections and Mycoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Infection Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Skin Diseases, Infectious Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Paronychia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesSkin and Connective Tissue Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Skin Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nail Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Paronychia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesSkin and Connective Tissue Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Skin Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Skin Diseases, Infectious Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Paronychia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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