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[Treatment of paronychia].

OBJECTIVE: The procedure is selected based on the stage of infection with careful removal of the focal infection in the area of the nail fold.

INDICATIONS: All infections of the periungual area.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Herpes infections [1, 12]. All purulent infections of the periungual area should be eliminated.

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Opening of the abscess, excision of the eponychium, mobilization of the nail barrier away from the nail plate, inzision of the nail barrier at a defined place, necrosectomy, irrigation, and drainage.

POSTOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT: Moist dressings and fingerbaths in the first few days.

RESULTS: In most cases, the infection heals completely without substantial scar formation.

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