Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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MACHADO, Ronaldo Figueredo et al. Yellow nail syndrome: case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.6, pp.659-662. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962009000600013.
The yellow nail syndrome is a rare disease, in which there is a triad of lymphedema, pleural effusion and slow-growing dystrophic yellow nails. Many associations have already been described; among them, chronic respiratory tract diseases, autoimmune disorders, malignancies and immunodeficiency conditions. Only one third of cases in the literature show all findings. The case reported next is an example of the classical triad.
Keywords : Lymphedema; Nail diseases; Pleural effusion.