Yellow nail syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Lymphedema with yellow nails
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In some cases yellow nail syndrome improves on its own. Others cases have improved with the treatment of associated diseases (e.g., lymphedema or lung disease). Data regarding the benefit of specific drug treatments is lacking, however the literature describes individual cases treated with the following therapies. Click on the embedded links to view articles on each topic. We recommend that you discuss your treatment options with a healthcare provider.
Last updated: 9/7/2012
- Hawsawi KA, Pope E. Yellow nail syndrome. Pediatric Dermatology. 2010:27(6);675-676; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=21510012. Accessed 9/7/2012.