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Green nail syndrome

What is Green nail syndrome?

Green nail syndrome, also known as chloronychia, is a paronychial infection caused due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa that can develop in individuals whose hands are frequently submerged in water. It may also occur as transverse green stripes that are ascribed to intermittent episodes of infection.

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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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