Yellow Nail Syndrome and Associated Internal Disturbances

Authors

  • Vitorino Modesto Santos Armed Forces Hospital and Catholic University, Brasília-DF, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7033-6074
  • Sugai TAM American Society of Neurophysiology, and Dermatologist of Brasília-DF, Brazil
  • Modesto LC University Center of Brasília-DF, Brazil
  • Modesto JC Catholic University of Brasília, Brasília-DF, Brazil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7324/jhsr.2022.726

Keywords:

Clinical disgnosis, Nail, Yellow nail syndrome

Abstract

Nail changes detected during the general physical examination can contribute to establishing an initial diagnostic hypothesis and may enhance the awareness of some associated internal disorders. In approximately half of the cases, the changes are detected without being a present complaint. The main causes are dermatological diseases, infections, trauma, drug-related, and genetic entities. Yellow nail syndrome includes lung disorder, pleural effusion, and lymphedema of lower limbs; renal failure, hypothyroidism, malignant tumor, Saint’s triad, and pericarditis are related. The aim of the comments is to emphasize the role of nails evaluation to yield diagnostic clues.

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Author Biographies

Sugai TAM, American Society of Neurophysiology, and Dermatologist of Brasília-DF, Brazil

Medical doctor, a specialist in Dermatology, Brasília-DF, Brazil

Modesto LC, University Center of Brasília-DF, Brazil

Medical Student

Modesto JC, Catholic University of Brasília, Brasília-DF, Brazil

Medical Student

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2022-07-16
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Modesto Santos V, Arruda Modesto Sugai T, Campos Modesto L, Campos Modesto J. Yellow Nail Syndrome and Associated Internal Disturbances. J Health Sci Res [Internet]. 2022Jul.16 [cited 2022Nov.27];:28-30. Available from: https://jhsronline.com/index.php/jhsr/article/view/159

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