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whitlow

 [hwit´lo]
herpetic whitlow a primary herpes simplex infection of the terminal segment of a finger, usually seen in those exposed to infected oral or respiratory secretions, such as dentists, physicians, or nurses. It begins with intense itching and pain, followed by the formation of deep coalescing vesicles. The process is associated with much tissue destruction and may be accompanied by systemic symptoms. A similar lesion may occur as a result of nail biting during the course of primary herpetic gingivostomatitis.
melanotic whitlow a malignant tumor of the nail bed characterized by formation of melanotic tissue.

whit·low

(wit'lō),
Purulent infection through a perionychial fold causing an abscess of the bulbous distal end of a finger.
Synonym(s): felon
[M.E. whitflawe]

felon

/fel·on/ (fel´on) a purulent infection involving the pulp of the distal phalanx of a finger.

felon

(fĕl′ən)
n.
A painful purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail. Also called whitlow.

felon

[fel′ən]
Etymology: L, fel, venom
a suppurative abscess on the distal phalanx of a finger.

felon

Paronychia, whitlow, run-around A purulent infection in the tight fascial plane adjacent to the terminal intraphalangeal joint of the fingers or toes, due to an open wound; as the inflammatory mass expands within the confined space, the vascular supply is compromised, predisposing the site to osteomyelitis, pulp necrosis and sloughing of tissue; the pain is very intense and seemingly disproportionate with the scant amount of swelling and erythema clinically evident Treatment Drainage by incision directly over the site of maximum swelling; the term has also been applied to a localized painful herpetic skin infection 'seeded' in an open abrasion by contact exposure.

fel·on

(fel'ŏn)
A purulent infection or abscess involving the bulbous distal end of a finger.
Synonym(s): whitlow.
[M.E. feloun, malignant]
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59) As of yet, it is unclear whether the North Carolina Supreme Court's holding will automatically extend to other felons in North Carolina who present the same absence of lawlessness and dangerousness that Mr.
Felons permanently lose their right to vote in some states.
Paul's bill could make the job of keeping election records harder in states that prohibit felons from voting in state and local elections.
Technically, these were felons in possession, but if not for this absurd pricing, many of these purchases would never have happened.
States including Ohio, Minnesota and Virginia allow violent felons to petition for reinstatement.
The report's primary recommendation is to require probation as a first resort for sentencing the felons who now go directly to state jails.
From 1982 to 2004, about 5,000 Virginia felons had their voting rights restored, an average of fewer than 250 a year.
Seventy percent of violent felons had a prior arrest record, and 57 percent had at least one prior arrest for a felony.
This is the first evidence that says it's quite easy for a felon to walk into a gun shop and buy ammunition,'' said Greg Ridgeway, associate director for safety and justice for Rand.
An optimistic view of felons, one held tightly by gun-control groups, sees felons as something akin to wayward children: the felons, like children, have poor impulse control, and so to stop them from behaving badly, one need only strictly regulate dangerous items and then discipline the felons each time they act badly so that they learn their lessons and become model citizens.
Various factors affect which convicted drug felons are eligible to receive TANF or food stamps.
Maine and Vermont, which have some of the lowest black populations in the country, are the only states that allow all current and former felons to vote.