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Paronychia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Paronychia
Tree Number(s)
C01.800.460
C17.800.529.639
C17.800.838.486
Unique ID
D010304
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010304
Annotation
infect dis of skin surrounding nail; coord IM with specific infect (IM)
Scope Note
An inflammatory reaction involving the folds of the skin surrounding the fingernail. It is characterized by acute or chronic purulent, tender, and painful swellings of the tissues around the nail, caused by an abscess of the nail fold. The pathogenic yeast causing paronychia is most frequently Candida albicans. Saprophytic fungi may also be involved. The causative bacteria are usually Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, or Streptococcus. (Andrews' Diseases of the Skin, 8th ed, p271)
NLM Classification #
WR 475
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Paronychia Preferred
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