Overview: Green Nail Syndrome

2020-09-16T14:05:33-04:00

Green nail syndrome (GNS) is the most common bacterial infection of the nail unit. OUR PATHOLOGY SERVICES | PHYSICIAN RESOURCES | INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS | ORDER LAB SUPPLIES | FIND AN ACCOUNT MANAGER Green nail syndrome (GNS) is the most common bacterial infection of the nail unit. Both the upper and lower extremities may be affected in GNS, but is uncommonly reported as a primary cause of onychodystrophy. The causative organism, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is a gramnegative bacteria which is ubiquitous in nature favoring warm and moist environments with reservoirs in soil, water, plants and animals. Infection of the nail [...]