Yellow Nail Syndrome: Report of Two Cases and a Brief Review of the Current Literature

  • Eunice Silva Oliveira Department of Internal Medicine, Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon
  • Sofia Marques Santos Department of Internal Medicine, Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon
  • Nuno Ferreira Monteiro Department of Internal Medicine, Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon
  • Maria Manuela Soares Department of Internal Medicine, Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon
  • Alberto Mello e Silva Department of Internal Medicine, Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon

Keywords

Yellow nail, respiratory symptoms, lymphedema

Abstract

Yellow Nail Syndrome (YNS) is a rare, and probably misdiagnosed, condition. It must be considered in middle-aged patients with unexplained chronic respiratory manifestations, lymphedema and nail abnormalities.
We present two cases of undiagnosed YNS until the current admissions, despite several years of investigation. The authors wish to draw attention to this syndrome, of which diagnosis is clinical and of exclusion.

Author Biographies

Eunice Silva Oliveira,
Department of Internal Medicine, Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon Medicina 2

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  • Published: 2015-12-29

    Issue: Vol 3 No 1 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Oliveira, E., Santos, S., Monteiro, N., Soares, M., & e Silva, A. (2015). Yellow Nail Syndrome: Report of Two Cases and a Brief Review of the Current Literature. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3(1). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2015_000333