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Finger Infection

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Media file 1: Flexor tendon sheaths and radial and ulnar bursae. Image courtesy of Randle L Likes, DO.
 

Finger Infection Hand Illustration

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Media file 2: A herpetic whitlow. Image courtesy of Glen Vaughn, MD.

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Media file 3: A moderate paronychia. Swelling and redness around the edge of the nail is caused by a large pus collection under the skin. Image courtesy of Christina L Kukula, DO.

Finger Infection Photo

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Media file 4: Drainage of pus from a paronychia. Image courtesy of Glen Vaughn, MD.

Finger Infection Photo

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Media file 5: A paronychia can progress to a felon if left untreated. Image courtesy of A paronychia can progress to a felon if left untreated. Image courtesy of Glen Vaughn, MD.

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Media file 6: Anatomy of the fingernail. Top - The normal fingernail. Bottom - Nail bed laceration with subungual hematoma.

Fingernail Diagram

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Synonyms and Keywords

paronychia, hangnail, onychia lateralis, onychia periungualis, felon, whitlow, herpetic whitlow, cellulitis, infectious flexor tenosynovitis, pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis, flexor tendosynovitis, tendosynovitis, deep space infections, collar button abscess, finger injury, finger infection, onychomycosis

WebMD Medical Reference from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on February 20, 2015
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