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whit·low

 (wĭt′lō, hwĭt′-)
n.
See felon2.

[Alteration of Middle English whitflawe : perhaps alteration (influenced by white, white) of Middle Dutch vijt, abscess (variant of fijk, fijt, from Latin fīcus, fig, fig-shaped swelling, piles) + Middle English flaue, splinter, flaw; see flaw1.]
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whitlow

(ˈwɪtləʊ)
n
(Pathology) any pussy inflammation of the end of a finger or toe
[C14: changed from whitflaw, from white + flaw1]
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fel•on1

(ˈfɛl ən)

n.
1. a person who has committed a felony.
2. Archaic. a wicked person.
adj.
3. Archaic. wicked; malicious; treacherous.
[1250–1300; Middle English fel(o)un wicked < Anglo-French; Old French fel (nominative), felun (oblique) wicked person, traitor, perhaps < Frankish *fillo, n. corresponding to Old Saxon fillian to ill-treat, whip, Old High German fillen to beat, whip; compare fell3]

fel•on2

(ˈfɛl ən)

n.
an acute and painful inflammation of the tissues of a finger or toe, usu. near the nail. Also called whitlow.
[1375–1425; late Middle English felo(u)n < Medieval Latin fellōn-, s. of fellō scrofulous tumor]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whitlow - a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
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Translations

whitlow

[ˈwɪtləʊ] Npanadizo m
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whitlow

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whitlow

[ˈwɪtləʊ] npatereccio
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whitlow

n panadizo (herpético), infección de la punta de un dedo (producida por el herpes en la mayoría de los casos)
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References in periodicals archive ?
Differential diagnoses include, depending on the phase of the disease, anthrax, atypical mycobacteriosis, cowpox, pseudocowpox (Milker's nodule), pyoderma, herpetic whitlow, tularemia, keratoacanthoma, fish-tank granuloma, and sporotrichosis [1, 2, 8].
Canadian investigators have reported fatal disseminated herpes simplex virus infection in an infant after water birth; the mother had herpetic whitlow and a recent blister concerning for HSV on her thigh (J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc.
Infections to consider around the nail include acute or chronic paronychia, herpetic whitlow, onychomycosis, and warts.
A developing paronychia has to be considered, but usually there is evidence of infection and pus around the nail to differentiate the condition and rarely herpetic whitlow can mimic paronychia and add to confusion.
Differential diagnoses include pyoderma, herpetic whitlow, cowpox, pseudocowpox (milker's nodule), cat-scratch disease, anthrax, tularemia, pri-mary inoculation tuberculosis, atypical mycobacteriosis, syphilitic chancre, sporotrichosis, keratoancanthoma, and pyogenic granuloma (5).
Herpetic whitlow. Herpetic whitlow, also called digital herpes simplex, hand herpes, or finger herpes, is an HSV infection that is located on the fingers, hands, toes, or knees that is transmitted directly from an oral or genital lesion or vesicle on the body or from another infected person's body (Corey & Spear, 1986; Raborn & Grace, 1999).
This can lead to vesicle development at these sites and is called herpetic whitlow.
Although thumb/finger sucking can be relatively innocuous prior to the age of 5, chronic finger sucking may lead to problems such as negative peer evaluation (Friman, McPherson, Warzak, & Evans, 1993), digital deformities (Rankin, Jabaley, Blair, & Fraser, 1988), dental malocclusion (Friman, 1987) and herpetic whitlow (Weisman & Troncal, 1991).