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Paronychia: not always what it seems
  1. F Bowles,
  2. H Wells
  1. Emergency Department, Poole Hospital, Poole, Dorset, UK
  1. Correspondence to Fiona Bowles, Emergency Department, Poole Hospital, Poole, Dorset, UK; fee.bowles{at}

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