paronychia

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(păr-ō-nĭk′ē-ă )

[″ + onyx, nail]
An acute or chronic infection of the marginal structures about the nail.
SYN: SEE: felon; SEE: runaround; SEE: whitlow

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PARONYCHIA

SYMPTOMS
The nail edge shows redness, swelling, and suppuration.

TREATMENT
Therapy may involve moist heat application, oral antibiotics, or surgical drainage.

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PARONYCHIA

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