Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fingertip Infection Bacterial Evaluation

An evaluation of a felon begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with a felon include:

  • Red and swollen fingertip

Tests are usually not necessary to make the diagnosis of a felon.

Tests that may be used to evaluate felon include:
  • Finger x-ray

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Fingertip Infection Bacterial References
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