Infected Toenail

Infected Toenail Definition

Definition

Paronychia is inflammation of the skin that surrounds a fingernail or toenail. It may be acute or chronic and is most commonly caused by infection with either bacteria or fungi.

Infection Surrounding the Toenail

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