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Paronychia (Nail Infection) (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Editor: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Christina L Kukula, DO, Consulting Staff, Walk-in-Care Center, Bon Secours Venice Hospital.

Coauthor(s): Scott D Fell, DO, FAAEM, Medical Director, Emergency Care Center, Bon Secours Venice Hospital.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Quinn, MD, Director of Research Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine University of California at San Francisco Medical Center.

REFERENCE:

Nail Diseases. In: Habif, T.P., ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier, 2009.


Last Editorial Review: 7/5/2012

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

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