Disease Information for Paronychia

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Finger Lesions
Nails pitting
Paronychial hypertrophic areas
Paronychium/swelling nail/finger
Poikylonychia/nail deformities
Arm Pain
Finger Pain
Inflammatory Finger Lesion
Upper extremity pains
Foot Pain
Wrist pain
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Occupational Factors
Occupation/Laundry worker
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Activity/Dishwashing
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Tinea unguium/onychomycosis
Associated Disease & Complications
Candidiasis, cutaneous
Paronychia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
CLASS/Hand involvement/disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery
SX/Surgery Incision/Drainage
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)-----------

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