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Green nail syndrome

What is Green nail syndrome?

Green Nail syndrome is a nail infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Occurs mostly in women who spend with their hands in soapy water or detergents. The nails develop blue-green to dark green to bluish-grey discoloration.

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I think I have had pseudomonas Nail Infection for almost a year now. 8 nails . My derm could not future out what I have as it tested negative twice for fungus. I recently found the pseudomonas description and it sounds exactly like what I have. Can I be tested for this? My nails have thin brownish lines in the skin under the nails and the nails have separated from the nail beds.
Hi,

Welcome to HCM.

You seem right.

There is possibility of pseudomonas nail infection.

Pseudomonas bacteria usually attack the injured nails.

The affected nail becomes greenish.

That is why it is called green nail syndrome.

Green nail syndrome is caused by an infection with Pseudomonas ,...
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