What are the signs and symptoms of chronic paronychia?

Updated: Oct 09, 2020
  • Author: Elizabeth M Billingsley, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Generally, patients report symptoms lasting 6 weeks or longer. Inflammation, pain, and swelling may occur episodically, often after an exposure to water or a moist environment.

Chronic and recurrent paronychial infections should be scrutinized to rule out malignancy or fungal infection. [30, 31, 32]


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