A Rare Cause of Exudative Pleural Effusion in a Female.
Grand Strand Medical Center
yellow nail syndrome, exudative pleural effusion, dystrophic nails, rare lung disease, micro-vasculopathy, lymphatic drainage dysfunction
Internal Medicine | Respiratory Tract Diseases | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Yellow nail syndrome is an extremely rare syndrome that presents with a clinical triad of thickened yellow nails, lymphedema, and recurring pulmonary manifestations (pleural effusion, chronic cough, or bronchiectasis), usually in the population above the age of 50 years. We describe a case of yellow nail syndrome in a 48-year-old lady who presented with the typical classical triad of this syndrome.
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Abuserewa ST, Esperti S, Golden T, Duff R. A Rare Cause of Exudative Pleural Effusion in a Female. Cureus. 2021;13(7):e16237. doi:10.7759/cureus.16237