Acta Med. 2002, 45: 181-182

Yellow Nail Syndrome or Diffuse Lymphatic Network Disease

Konstantinos A Christu, Chaido Pastaka, Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Eleni Klimi, Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis

University of Thessaly, Medical School, Pulmonary Department, Greece

Received February 1, 2002
Accepted September 1, 2002

We report a man aged 68 years old with pneumothorax and chronic bilateral pleural effusion in association with a history of yellow nails. The diagnosis of yellow nail syndrome based on yellow nails, lymphedema, chronic pleural effusion and intestinal lymphangiectasia.


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