Yellow Nail Syndrome

Epidemiology

  • First described in 1964

Etiology

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Physiology

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Diagnosis

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Clinical Presentation

  • Yellow Discoloration of Fingernails:
  • Lymphedema:
  • Pleural Effusion (see [[Pleural Effusion-Exudate]]): present in some cases
  • Bronchiectasis (see [[Bronchiectasis]]): present in some cases
    • Due to hypoplasia of lymphatics (with altered lung drainage) or immunologic deficiencies (that are present in some cases)
    • Of the original 12 cases, 3/5 with documented bronchiectasis also had chronic sinusitis (suggesting mucociliary dysfunction)

Treatment

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References

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