Which physical findings are characteristic of severe acute paronychia?

Updated: Oct 09, 2020
  • Author: Elizabeth M Billingsley, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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In severe cases, the infection may track proximally under the skin of the finger and volarly to produce a concomitant felon. The fulminant purulence of the nail bed may generate enough pressure to lift the nail off the nail bed.


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