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Nouv Presse Med. 1978 Jun 17;7(24):2161-3.

[Paronychia, the general practitioner, the surgeon and antibiotics (author's transl)].

[Article in French]


Antibiotic therapy for paronychia has seen its day. It is indicated only rarely and justified only when on the day following infection or during the next few days there are signs of regional or systemic spread. The surgical treatment of infections of the hand is not difficult but should be known, if not learned. A paronychia which has been opened but not cured should be reoperated upon rapidly. An "old" paronychia is a major catastrophe: small fistula, great damage. No surgical quarter for evil organisms!

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