Yellow nail syndrome: missed diagnosis of a rare syndrome.
Journal - The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India (India )
A 61 year old male, with a bilateral persistent and recurrent pleural effusion, had undergone frequent tapping over a period of eight months, prior to the referral. The patient was treated earlier to the referral empirically for pulmonary tuberculosis with no response to the treatment. Malignancy was suspected and ruled out. A detailed examination showed that he also had atrophic nails with yellow discoloration and lymphedema of feet. Yellow nail syndrome was diagnosed on the basis of the clinical findings of the triad viz. yellow atrophic nails, lymphedema and bilateral pleural effusions. Pathogenesis still remains elusive for the syndrome. Pleurodesis provided both symptomatic relief and a respite from repeated tapping. The case is presented as a rare condition, which was missed for diagnosis, for quite some time by several specialists.
|ISSN : ||0004-5772|
|Mesh Heading : ||Humans Lymphedema Male Middle Aged Pleural Effusion Pleurodesis Talc Yellow Nail Syndrome complications complications therapeutic use complications|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||diagnosis diagnosis therapy diagnosis|