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Image Number 1346 (Chronic paronychia)

Nail dystrophy

Diagnosis: Chronic paronychia

Site: Nails

Sex: F

Age: 34


Description: Erythema and edema of nail folds associated with nail dystrophy

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Chronic paronychia is most often caused by Candida albicans. It often affects persons whose hands are repeatedly exposed to moist environments or those who have prolonged and repeated contact with irritants such as mild acids, mild alkalis, or other chemicals

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