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par·o·nych·i·a

 (păr′ə-nĭk′ē-ə)
n.
Inflammation of the tissue surrounding a fingernail or toenail.

[Latin parōnychia, from Greek parōnukhiā : para-, around; see para-1 + onux, onukh-, nail; see nogh- in Indo-European roots.]

par′o·nych′i·al adj.

paronychia

(ˌpærəˈnɪkɪə)
n
(Medicine) a bacterial or fungal infection where the nail and skin meet on toes or fingers

par•o•nych•i•a

(ˌpær əˈnɪk i ə)

n.
inflammation of the folds of skin bordering a nail of a finger or toe; felon.
[1590–1600; < Latin parōnychia < Greek parōnychía whitlow =par- par- + onych- (s. of ónyx) claw, nail + -ia -ia]
par`o•nych′i•al, adj.

paronychia

a pus-producing inflammation at the base of a fingernail or toenail; a felon or whitlow. Also called panaris.
See also: Fingers and Toes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paronychia - infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
2.Paronychia - low-growing annual or perennial herbs or woody plants; whitlowworts
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
carnation family, Caryophyllaceae, family Caryophyllaceae, pink family - large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)
whitlowwort - any of various low-growing tufted plants of the genus Paronychia having tiny greenish flowers and usually whorled leaves; widespread throughout warm regions of both Old and New Worlds; formerly thought to cure whitlows (suppurative infections around a fingernail)
Translations
Paronychie

par·o·nych·i·a

n. paroniquia, infl. del área adyacente a la uña.

paronychia

n paroniquia
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Results Distal and lateral subungual onychomycosis was the commonest clinical pattern (56.6 Percent) followed by proximal subungual onychomycosis (15.7 Percent), total dystrophic onychomycosis (12.1 Percent), white superficial onychomycosis (10.8 Percent) and chronic paronychia (4.8 Percent).
1 culprit in drying out the nails, causing brittleness, fragility, onycholysis, paronychia, and friable keratin granulations.
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Other causes of nail changes include lichen planus, chronic candida paronychia, and Reiter's disease.
Koilonychia, paronychia, lichen planus, acquired ichthyosis and shiny nails were present in 5.6% of the patients.
Other common infections include paronychia, cellulitis, myositis, abscesses, necrotizing fasciitis, septic arthritis, tendonitis, and osteomyelitis.
-- Strict avoidance of irritants and scrupulous nail protection are the most important aspects of managing chronic paronychia, Dr.
Topical steroids versus systemic antifungals in the treatment of chronic paronychia: an open, randomized double-blind and double dummy study.
(2) Diabetic foot includes paronychia, cellulitis, myositis, abscesses, necrotising fascitis, septic arthritis, tendonitis and osteomyelitis.
-- Strict avoidance of irritants and scrupulous protection of the nails are the most important aspects of managing chronic paronychia, Dr.
Impetigo was the most common diagnosis, seen in 36% of the patients, followed by cellulitis (19%), paronychia (11%), and skin abscess (8%).
Recommendations Pass with Follow-up and/or Fail with Restriction Follow-up Fail Reasons for Restriction (2) (3) (4) Total Decreased visual acuity 35 4 -- 39 Heart murmur 16 8 -- 24 Elevated blood pressure 17 3 -- 20 Skin lesion/rash 15 -- -- 15 Varicocele 12 1 -- 13 Musculoskeletal Scoliosis 7 -- -- 7 Knee laxity -- 1 -- 1 Patellar pain 1 -- -- 1 Subtotal 8 1 -- 9 Ear pain/infection 7 1 -- 8 Hernia 2 4 -- 6 Obesity 6 -- -- 6 Single testicle 4 -- -- 4 Arrhythmia -- 2 -- 2 Abdominal mass 1 -- -- 1 Hydrocele 1 -- -- 1 Paronychia 1 -- -- 1 Systolic click 1 -- -- 1 Thyroid enlargement 1 -- -- 1 Wheezing 1 -- -- 1 Total 128 24 0 152 Univariate Analysis