Paronychium

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Paronychium
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Nail anatomy
Details
Latin Paronychium
Identifiers
Gray's p.1067
Code TH H3.12.00.3.02017
Anatomical terminology

Paronychium, or the "lateral nail fold", is the soft tissue surrounding the border of the fingernail or toenail. It keeps anything from getting underneath the nail, causing an infection[1]

Clinical significance[edit]

This tissue can become infected around an ingrown toenail or finger nail. The resulting infection is termed paronychia.

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wang QC, Johnson BA (2001). "Fingertip injuries". Am Fam Physician 63 (10): 1961–6. PMID 11388710.