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The Green Nail Syndrome (Pseudomonas aeruginosa Paronychia)

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Infectious Diseases

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Paronychia caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa may cause a greenish coloration of finger or toe nails. The color is due to diffusion of pyocyanin, which is a water-soluble pigment produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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