2019 AMI Online Salon

Acute Hand Infections

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: John Karapelou
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission     
  • Address: South Euclid, OH
  • Client: American  Family Physician
  • Medium/software used: Digital: DSLR Photography,  Lightwave, Keyshot, Poser, Reality, Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Medical journal cover
  • Primary Audience: Family practice and internal medicine specialists

Project Description

To depict specific acute hand infections and conditions: Acute paronychia, Felon, “Fight Bite” injury, Flexor Tenosynovitis and Herpetic Whitlow. Acute paronychia is a bacterial infection, affecting the area where the nail meets the side of the finger. Felon is a subcutaneous pyogenic infection of the pulp space compartments of the distal finger. Acute flexor tenosynovitis is inflammation of a tendon and its sheath as the result of infection, causing redness and swelling of the affected finger. Herpetic whitlow is a lesion of a finger caused by herpes simplex virus. Lesions are typically fluid-filled, and accompanied by reddening and tenderness of the infected finger. Clostridium tetani and Streptococcus pyogenes bacterial pathogens, associated with some of the infections, are shown in the background.