A 51-year-old male asked:
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Can paronychia finger infection spread to the upper arm?

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Dr. Andres Sarraga
16 years experience in Plastic Surgery
It's a possibility: Infections that are not treated can spread and patients who have immunosuppression, such as diabetes HIV are more prone to these kinds of infections. These infections should be treated early and evaluated by a dr.
Answered on Dec 12, 2015
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