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Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2018 Sep 26;31(4):526-527. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2018.1487662. eCollection 2018 Oct.

Yellow nail syndrome.

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Texas A&M College of MedicineTempleTexas.
Department of Dermatology, Scott & White Medical CenterTempleTexas.


Yellow nail syndrome is a rare condition that presents as a clinical triad of chronic respiratory symptoms, lymphedema, and yellow, dystrophic nails. We present the case of a patient with yellow nail syndrome who had yellow, thickened nails unresponsive to antifungal treatment with concomitant lower-extremity lymphedema and a negative pulmonary workup despite chronic cough. His nails responded well to treatment with vitamin E and pulsed fluconazole.


Dystrophic nails; lymphedema; respiratory complications

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