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Paronychia may be a banality, but it has been a constant source of surprise to me what remarkable difficulties in diagnosis an occasional case may present. Tuberculous paronychia receives perfunctory mention in textbooks, with comparatively little detail as to differentiation, and I have been struck by the scarcity of illustrations. Norman Walker's recent textbook presents a colored plate of the condition. In my experience, paronychia is uncommon as a solitary manifestation. It is because of this comparative rarity and because the case in question presented difficulties to other dermatologists than myself, that I report it.
REPORT OF CASE
Miss M. R., aged 25 years, came to the Clinic because of "infected fingers." Her general medical history revealed that she had begun to feel below par three years before, and that at this time red spots, which had later turned blue, had appeared on the legs. This condition disappeared in
STOKES JH. TUBERCULOUS PARONYCHIA: REPORT OF A CASE WITH UNUSUAL FEATURES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1923;8(1):44–47. doi:10.1001/archderm.1923.02360130047005
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