Green nail syndrome

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Green nail syndrome, also known as chloronychia,[1] is a paronychial infection caused due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa that can develop in individuals whose hands are frequently submerged in water.[2] It may also occur as transverse green stripes that are ascribed to intermittent episodes of infection.[3]:272,791

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  1. ^ Maes, M; Richert, B; de la Brassinne, M (Apr 2002). "[Green nail syndrome or chloronychia].". Revue medicale de Liege (in French). 57 (4): 233–5. PMID 12073797. 
  2. ^ "Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections: Clinical Presentation". eMedicine. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  3. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.Template:Check isbn

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