A case of green nail syndrome in a dress designer with a chronic use of thimble

Jin Mo Park, Hyoe Jin Roh, Sung Min Noh, Taegyun Kim, Hee Jung Kim, Min Geol Lee

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Abstract

Green nail syndrome is a chronic nail infection by Pseudomonas aeurginosa. Infected lesions can involve both finger and toe nails and cause greenish discoloration and onycholysis. Environmental factors such as frequent hydration and external trauma are predisposing factors. A 37-year-old patient was diagnosed with green nail syndrome on the right thumb. She used a thimble for a long time as a dress designer. Herein, we describe an uncommon case of green nail syndrome by chronic thimble use as a rare and an educational report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume48
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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    Park, J. M., Roh, H. J., Noh, S. M., Kim, T., Kim, H. J., & Lee, M. G. (2010). A case of green nail syndrome in a dress designer with a chronic use of thimble. Korean Journal of Dermatology, 48(3), 237-239.