|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Essential Evidence Plus|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons, Ltd|
|State||Published - Jan 16 2020|
Paronychia is a localized, superficial infection or abscess of the perionychium (epidermis bordering the lateral and proximal nail folds). Acute paronychia is the term used when the infection presents for less than 6 weeks and chronic paronychia is more than 6 weeks.