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Yellow nail syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Lymphedema with yellow nails
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onycholysis). Yellow nail syndrome is often associated with diseases of the lung or lymphedema. Yellow nail syndrome often affects older adults, though it can occur at any age. While the exact cause of this condition is unknown, it has been shown to run in some families, which suggests that there may be a genetic component in some cases. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this condition, but there are therapies available to treat the related lung diseases and lymphedema.Yellow nail syndrome is characterized by yellow nails that lack a cuticle, grow slowly, and are loose or detached (
Last updated: 1/12/2012
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- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Yellow nail syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
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