Whitlow

Infection beginning at the edge of a nail (usually a finger) and spreading in a line up the limb; a paronychia

Whitlow

A whitlow or felon is an infection of the tip of the finger.{efn|The term whitlow derives from the Scandinavian whickflaw, combining a variant of quick (a sensitive spot) and flaw. Felon comes from the Old French, derived from the Latin root fel-, literally meaning `bile` and referring to the toxic content of the abscess.}} Herpetic whitlow and .....
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Whitlow

• (a.) An inflammation of the fingers or toes, generally of the last phalanx, terminating usually in suppuration. The inflammation may occupy any seat between the skin and the bone, but is usually applied to a felon or inflammation of the periosteal structures of the bone. • (a.) An inflammatory disease of the feet. It occurs round the ho...
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whitlow

<dermatology, virology> A herpes viral infection that results in a painful blistery eruption on one of the digits. ... (13 Nov 1997) ...
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whitlow

(hwit´lo) an extremely painful abscess involving the pulp of the distal phalanx of a finger; called also felon. 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 ...
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Whitlow

Whit'low noun [ Prov. English whickflaw , for quickflaw , i. e., a flaw or sore at the quick; confer Icelandic kvika the quick under the nail or under a horse's hoof. See Quick , adjective , and Flaw .] 1. (Medicine) An inflamm...
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whitlow

abscess around a fingernail
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Whitlow

an abscess on the end of a finger or a toe that is caused by the herpes simplex virus or a bacterial infection
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Whitlow

Inflammation around a finger nail.
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whitlow

Type: Term Pronunciation: wit′lō Definitions: 1. Purulent infection through a perionychial fold causing an abscess of the bulbous distal end of a finger. Synonyms: felon
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