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Symmetrical necrotising chest wall infection following paronychia.
  1. P E Banwell,
  2. J Pereira,
  3. B W Powell
  1. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St George's Hospital, London, UK.


    Paronychial infection is a common condition seen in the accident and emergency department. Treatment is by antibiotics or incision and drainage under local anaesthetic. Complications are rare but may occur if treatment is delayed or inadequate. A case is described of symmetrical necrotising chest wall infection, of unusual anatomical distribution, that occurred following a paronychia and required surgical debridement and skin grafting.

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