Yellow Nail Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Lymphedema with Yellow Nails
  • YNS

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

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.

Resources

National Lymphedema Network
Latham Square Building
1611 Telegraph Avenue
Suite 1111
Oakland, CA 94612-2138
Tel: (510)208-3200
Fax: (510)208-3110
Tel: (800)541-3259
Email: nln@lymphnet.org
Internet: http://www.lymphnet.org

American Lung Association
61 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10006
USA
Tel: (212)315-8700
Fax: (212)315-8870
Tel: (800)586-4872
Internet: http://www.lungusa.org

NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Tel: (301)592-8573
Fax: (301)251-1223
Email: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov

Lymphovenous Canada
8 Silver Ave
Toronto
Ontario, Intl M6R 1X8
Canada
Tel: 416-533-2428
Email: info@lymphovenous-canada.ca
Internet: http://www.lymphovenous-canada.ca

Lymphatic Research Foundation
40 Garvies Point Road
Glen Cove, NY 11542
USA
Tel: (516)625-9675
Fax: (516)625-9410
Email: lrf@lymphaticresearch.org
Internet: http://www.lymphaticresearch.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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