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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]

whitlow

/whit·low/ (hwit´lo) felon.
herpetic whitlow  primary herpes simplex infection of the terminal segment of a finger, with extensive tissue destruction, sometimes accompanied by systemic symptoms.
melanotic whitlow  subungual melanoma.

whitlow

(wĭt′lō, hwĭt′-)
n.
See felon2.

whitlow

[(h)wit′lō]
Etymology: Scand, whick, nail, flaw, crack
an inflammation of the end of a finger or toe that results in suppuration. See also felon.

whitlow

A painful bacterial dermatitis of the finger, seeded by contact. See Herpetic whitlow, Melanotic whitlow.

fel·on

(fel'ŏn)
A purulent infection or abscess involving the bulbous distal end of a finger.
Synonym(s): whitlow.
[M.E. feloun, malignant]

whitlow

Infection of the pulp of the finger-tip usually from a deep prick. There is dull pain, redness and swelling of the finger, throbbing and severe tenderness. At this stage, the condition may often be controlled with antibiotics. If untreated the condition often proceeds to abscess formation necessitating surgical drainage. The term whitlow is also applied to an infection of the skin in the region of the nail by herpes simplex viruses. Also known as a felon.

whitlow

paronychia

whit·low

(wit'lō)
Purulent infection through a perionychial fold causing an abscess of the bulbous distal end of a finger.
See also: herpetic whitlow
[M.E. whitflawe]

whitlow (hwit´lō),

n an inflammation of the end of a finger or toe that results in suppuration.
whitlow, herpetic,
n an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus that enters the body through small breaks in the skin; usually appears as cracks in the skin around the fingernails; dental personnel are at risk of contracting the virus from an infected patient by direct contact with saliva or a lesion on the lip. See also herpes simplex.
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