Font Size
A
A
A
...
10
...

Finger Infection (cont.)

Finger Infection Prognosis

If the infections are treated early and properly, the prognosis for full recovery is good. However, if treatment is delayed, or if the infection is severe, the prognosis is not as good.

  • With the infections that involve deep structures such as infectious flexor tenosynovitis, even with the best care, the outcome may be less than desirable. Loss of function, loss of sensation, disfigurement, or even loss of the finger is possible.
  • The doctor will need to evaluate each case individually and present the likely outcome based on the findings.
Medical Author:
Coauthor:

Must Read Articles Related to Finger Infection

Onychomycosis
Onychomycosis Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails. Onychomycosis causes fingernails or toenails to thicken, discolor, disfigure, and split. At ...learn more >>
Paronychia (Nail Infection)
Paronychia (Nail Infection) An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia (pear-ah-NIK-ee-ah). Symptoms and signs include redness and swelli...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Finger Infection:

Finger Infection - Treatment

What treatment has been effective for your finger infection?




Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Paronychia »

Paronychia is a soft tissue infection around a fingernail.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary