Pseudomonas nail infection - Nail and Distal Digit
- Green discoloration of the nail plate
- Distolateral onycholysis
The main complaint of patients is the green discoloration of the nails. Patients must avoid excessive exposure to moist environments, or they will have a high rate of recolonization even after treatment.
Green nails are more common in hairdressers, dishwashers, food handlers, and health care workers.
Green nail syndrome is rare in children but can be seen in those who are immunosuppressed.
A49.8 – Other bacterial infections of unspecified site
402932005 – Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of nail
- Subungual hematoma
- Longitudinal melanonychia
- Subungual melanoma
- Chemical exposure to solutions containing pyocyanin or isocyanate
- Yellow nail syndrome
- Candidal paronychia / candidal onychomycosis
- Fusarium infection
- Proteus mirabilis infection
- Aspergillus infection
- Favipiravir-induced greenish fluorescence of nails