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January 1924


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(1):131-139. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360190134011

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CHRONIC PARONYCHIA (Two Cases). Presented by Dr. Michelson.  Mrs. F., aged 52, proprietress of a rooming house, said that for the past three years the tissues about the nails on both hands had become elevated, thickened, red and painful. During this time she had been doing an extraordinary amount of housework, and her hands were frequently in soapy water. No pus had been noticed about the nails. More recently the nails themselves had become furrowed, brittle and showed some pitting. The general examination, including the Wassermann test, was negative. Examination of the scrapings from the nails for fungus was negative. All therapeutic procedures to date had been of no avail.Mrs. P., aged 35, a carbon copy clerk, whose middle, ring and small finger of the right hand showed thickening and redness of the paronychial tissue, said that those three fingers were in constant contact with carbon paper, and that

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