Diseases & Conditions


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Yellow Nail Syndrome


Synonyms of Yellow Nail Syndrome
  • Lymphedema with Yellow Nails
  • YNS

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Yellow nail syndrome is an extremely rare disorder characterized by malformations affecting the fingernails and toenails, abnormalities affecting the lungs and the airways (respiratory tract), and swelling or puffiness in different parts of the body because of the accumulation of protein-rich fluid (lymph) in the soft layers of tissue under the skin (lymphedema). Yellow nail syndrome usually affects older adults. The exact cause of yellow nail syndrome is not known. Yellow nail syndrome has been reported to run in families suggesting that genetic factors may play a role in the development of the disorder in these cases.

    Organizations related to Yellow Nail Syndrome
    • American Lung Association
      61 Broadway, 6th Floor
      New York NY 10006
      Phone #: 212-315-8700
      800 #: 800-586-4872
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.lungusa.org
    • Lymphatic Research Foundation
      100 Forest Avenue
      East Hills NY 11548
      Phone #: 516-625-9675
      800 #: --
      e-mail: lrf@lymphaticresearch.org
      Home page: http://www.lymphaticresearch.org
    • Lymphovenous Canada
      8 Silver Ave
      Ontario Intl M6R 1X8
      Phone #: 416--53-3-2428
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@lymphovenous-canada.ca
      Home page: http://www.lymphovenous-canada.ca
    • NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
      P.O. Box 30105
      Bethesda MD 20824-0105
      Phone #: 301-592-8573
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
      Home page: N/A
    • National Lymphedema Network
      Latham Square Building
      Oakland CA 94612-2138
      Phone #: 510-208-3200
      800 #: 800-541-3259
      e-mail: nln@lymphnet.org
      Home page: http://www.lymphnet.org



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