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glossary:paronychia [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||A skin infection that occurs around the nails. Paronychia is fairly common. It is usually caused by injury to the area -- for example, from biting off or picking a hangnail or from trimming or pushing back the cuticle.|
|+||· Bacterial paronychia is caused by bacteria. |
|+||· Candidal paronychia is caused by a specific type of yeast. |
|+||· Fungal paronychia is caused by a fungus other than Candida. |
|+||A bacterial and fungal infection may occur at the same time.|