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Definition of the noun Paronychia

What does Paronychia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • paronychia: paronychias
  • Paronychia: -

  1. infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: infection = the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
  2. low-growing annual or perennial herbs or woody plants; whitlowworts

Alternative definition of the noun Paronychia


  1. [medicine] An infection under the cuticle of a fingernail or toenail.

Phrases with paronychia

  1. Paronychia Amani
  2. Paronychia Davei
  3. Paronychia Limae
  4. Paronychia Wardi
  5. Paronychia Adalia
  6. Paronychia Alpina
  7. Paronychia Andina
  8. Paronychia Bungei
  9. Paronychia Carica
  10. Paronychia Cymosa
  11. Paronychia Eosina
  12. Paronychia erecta
  13. Paronychia Euboea
  14. Paronychia Incana
  15. Paronychia Kapela
  16. Paronychia Lanata
  17. Paronychia Lycica
  18. Paronychia Mutica
  19. Paronychia Nitida
  20. genus paronychia

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Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2014 E-Book (2013)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

DEFINITION Paronychia is a localized superficial infection or abscess of the lateral and proximal nail fold. Paronychia may be acute or chronic.

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2015 (2014)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

DEFINITION Paronychia is a localized superficial infection or abscess of the lateral and proximal nail fold. Paronychia may be acute or chronic.

Google previewTextbook of Family Medicine E-Book (2007)

by Robert E. Rakel

Acute paronychia is a bacterial infection (usually staphylococcal) involving the proximal and lateral cuticle as well as the...

Google previewA System of Genito-urinary Diseases, Syphilology and Dermatology (1894)

by Prince Albert Morrow

True ulcerative paronychia is a very different lesion, and in the severer form is a very serious and troublesome affection. This lesion may...

Google previewThe Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual (2008)

by Christopher A. Sanford, Elaine C. Jong

Acute paronychia is a suppurative infection of the proximal and lateral nail folds. It often follows a break in the skin resulting from minor trauma, and those exposed to recurrent hand trauma or chronic exposure to moisture are at highest risk.

Google previewGerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review (2011)

by Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Paronychia is a fungal infection of the cuticle. Bacterial infections of the skin such as staphylococcus aureus cause folliculitis, which are infected hair follicles. Generally, good hygiene with the use of a shaving cream with aloe or some sensitive ...

Google previewOperative Techniques in Hand, Wrist, and Forearm Surgery (2010)

by Sam W. Wiesel

An acute paronychia is an infection of the soft tissue fold around the fingernail. □ It is the most common soft tissue infection of the hand. □ The most common infecting organism is Staphylococcus aureus, although these infections are ...

Google previewMedical Conditions in the Athlete 3rd Edition (2017)

by Walsh Flanagan, Katie, Cuppett, Micki

Paronychia is an infection that affects the proximal or lateral nail fold that separates the skin from the nail, and onychia is an...

A paronychia is a bright red swelling of the folds of tissue surrounding a nail, which may show an accumulation of ...

Google previewMinor Injuries (2010)

A Clinical Guide for Nurses by Dennis Purcell

Paronychia is the commonest hand infection, usually caused by staphylococci. It sets in at the nail fold and causes a ...

Google previewIllustrated Synopsis of Dermatology & Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2014)

by Neena Khanna

Chronic paronychia Is an inflammatory dermatosis of nail ...

Google previewEssential Microbiology for Dentistry (2011)

by Lakshman Samaranayake

Candidal paronychia is a localized inflammation around and under the nails, caused by Candida when the hands are frequently immersed ...

Google previewDermatology Secrets Plus E-Book (2015)

by James E. Fitzpatrick, Joseph G. Morelli

A paronychia is an inflammation of the nail fold surrounding the nail plate, which may occur in either an acute or chronic form. Acute forms are precipitated by some form of trauma or chemical damage and usually present as painful infections ...

Google previewUSMLE Step 2 CK Lecture Notes 2018: Internal Medicine (2017)

by Kaplan Medical

Paronychia. Paronychia is an infection loculated under the skin surrounding a nail. It is generally treated with a small incision to allow ...

Google previewNail Therapies (2012)

by Robert Baran, Dimitris Rigopoulos

Chronic paronychia is a multifactorial inflammatory reaction of the proximal nail fold to irritants and allergens. Women are affected more frequently than men and the condition is usually seen on the hands. This disorder can be the result of ...

Google previewLung Cancer (2013)

by Apar K. Ganti, David E. Gerber

Paronychia is a painful periungual inflammation and fissuring that affects fingernails and toenails, occuring in up to 15% of patients receiving EGFR inhibitors (Fig. 14.3). For supportive care, the application of petroleum jelly to the periungual ...

Google previewOxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine (2013)

by John A. Flynn, Michael J. Choi, L. Dwight Wooster

Chronic paronychia is a chronic infection of the nail folds and presents as a painful swollen nail with intermittent discharge. Predisposing factors include diabetes mellitus, nail biting, and frequent immersion of ...

Google previewPediatric Primary Care (2012)

by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser, Dawn Lee Garzon

PARONYCHIA Description Chronic or acute inflammation and infection around a fingernail or toenail is called paronychia. Epidemiology Paronychia is a common disorder seen in childhood and adolescence caused by a bacterial infection of ...

Google previewPfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care (2010)

Expert Consult by John L. Pfenninger, Grant C. Fowler

Paronychia is an abscess that involves the nail. A felon is an abscess in the tuft of soft tissue in the distal phalanx of the finger. A hordeolum is an abscess on the eyelid margin, whereas a chalazion is a chronic abscess of the eyelid itself in the ...

Google previewDiagnostic Radiology and Ultrasonography of the Dog and Cat (2010)

by J. Kevin Kealy, Hester McAllister, John P. Graham

Paronychia. Paronychia is an infection of the ...

Google previewAdult Health Nursing (2016)

by CTI Reviews

In medicine, paronychia is a nail disease that is an oftentender bacterial or fungal infection of the ...

Google previewThe Chicago Clinic (1900)

Paronychia is an acute inflammation involving the sheath of the tendon, the tissue superficial to it, or even the periosteum, or all of the structures, and is always due to septic wound. It is characterized by intense pain and rapid disorganization, ...

Google previewTextbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A paronychia is a nail disease that is an oftentender bacterial or fungal infection of the hand or foot where the nail and skin meet ...

Google previewPostgraduate medicine (1922)

by Augustus Caillé

ParonychiaParonychia is an infection of the nail-bed. It may also be a manifestation of syphilis, when specific treatment must be instituted. Treatment. — A very effective application is the following: R< Argenti nitratis gr. xv 1,0 Sp. etheris nit ...

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Small photo of Paronychia at right little toe with multiple vesicles which contain turbid fluid with lymphangitis at foot.Small photo of paronychia eczemaSmall photo of A picture of left index finger with pus next to fingernail called Paronychia it is a soft tissue infection around a fingernail that begins as cellulitis but that may progress to a definite abscessSmall photo of Flowers of chickweed (Paronychia)Small photo of Paronychia, swollen finger with fingernail bed inflammation due to bacterial infection on a toddlers hand.Small photo of Nail Problem Nail fold infection ParonychiaSmall photo of Paronychia or a soft tissue infection around a thumb on white background. More...

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Video shows what paronychia means. An infection under the cuticle of a fingernail or toenail.. paronychia synonyms: whitlow. Paronychia Meaning. How to ...

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Scrabble value of P3A1R1O1N1Y4C3H4I1A1

The value of this 10-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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