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Image Number 2344 (Ingrown nail)


Diagnosis: Ingrown nail

Site: Toes

Sex: M

Age: 21


Description: Painful red swollen big toe.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


lngrown nail (Onychocryptosis or Unguis lncarnatus) is one of the most frequent nail complaints. It occurs chiefly on the great toes (ingrown big toe nail), where there is an excessive lateral nail growth into the nailfold, leading to painful, inflammatory condition. The lateral margin of the nail acts as a foreign body and may cause exuberant granulation tissue. 

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