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Paronychia (Nail Infection)

Paronychia (Nail Infection) Overview

An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia (pear-ah-NIK-ee-ah). It is the most common hand infection and, if left untreated, can progress to a more severe infection of the entire finger or toe.

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A paronychia is a superficial infection of epithelium lateral to the nail plate.

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