green nail syndrome

A verdant discolouration of the fingernails, most often associated with Pseudomonas paronychia, and seen in those who regularly submerge hands in washwater; the greenish discolouration is caused by pyocyanin produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in adjacent paronychia

green nail syndrome

Paronychia caused by infection of the nails with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.. Synonym: chloronychia
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aeruginosa infection include pyoderma, infection of wounds, ulcers, and burns, omphalitis, digital intertrigo, green nail syndrome, folliculitis associated with the use of swimming pool, whirlpool, and hot tubs and exacerbation of acne vulgaris.