Paronychia

Infection - skin around the nail

Paronychia is a skin infection that occurs around the nails.

Paronychia, candidial

Candida paronychia produced periungual erythema, edema and nail fold maceration.

Nail infection, candidal

A paronychia is an infection around the nail. Many organisms can cause a paronychia. This particular case is caused by the yeast-like organism Candida. Note the inflammation (red, swollen area) at the base of the nail and the changes that are apparent in the nail itself.

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