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.

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    Published: 2015-12-29
    Issue: Vol. 3 No. 1 (view)


    How to cite:
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    Oliveira ES, Santos SM, Monteiro NF, Soares MM, e Silva AM. Yellow Nail Syndrome: Report of Two Cases and a Brief Review of the Current Literature. EJCRIM 2015;3 doi:10.12890/2015_000333.

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