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Atypical paronychia: don't forget herpesvirus

  • Author(s): Foret, Thomas
  • Coutier, Fabrice
  • Razafindramaro, Notahiana
  • Golden, Cécile
  • Faure, Cyril
  • et al.
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Paronychia is usually caused by bacterial infections. Herpetic whitlow is an acute infection of the fingers or toes caused by herpes simplex viruses and it typically presents with vesicles. We report the case of a 78-year-old woman with gingivostomatitis and atypical paronychia in several fingers without blisters.

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