paronychia

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paronychia

[‚par·ə′nik·ē·ə]
(medicine)
A suppurative inflammation about the margin of a nail.
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Our case had grayish longitudinal parallel lines on nearly all nail plates and they were accompanied with chronic paronychia and onychoschizia.
In cases of chronic paronychia there may be some discomfort and swelling but it doesn't produce a build-up of pus.
Digital squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is relatively rare and may present a diagnostic challenge by mimicking benign conditions, such as verruca vulgaris and chronic paronychia. Periungual and subungual warts caused by high-risk HPV subtypes pose a risk for malignant transformation [1].
Candida may be a secondary invader in onycholysis and chronic paronychia (Figure 5).
(22) The clinical differential diagnosis covers a wide spectrum which includes subungual haematoma, pyogenic granuloma, chronic paronychia, bacterial and fungal infections, junctional naevi and rare vascular tumours.
The third edition continues this approach in an enhanced, reader-friendly format, with expanded coverage of onycholysis and chronic paronychia and updates on cutting edge treatments.
Chronic paronychia is an inflammation of the proximal nail fold, and is one of 2 forms of inflammation included in the differential.
-- Chronic paronychia is a variety of contact dermatitis that affects the proximal nail fold, so treating it with systemic antifungals is not useful, Dr.

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