Yellow nail syndrome
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. 
Synonyms and keywords: Primary lymphedema associated with yellow nails and pleural effusion
Yellow nail syndrome is a medical syndrome that includes pleural effusions, lymphedema and yellow dystrophic nails. Sometimes yellow nails are referred to as smoker's fingers.
- Bronchiectasis in about 40% of people with yellow nail syndrome.
- Chronic sinusitis
- Congenital hypoplasia / dysplasia of peripheral lymph vessels
Normal treatment for swelling and any respiratory problems is appropriate. Nutritional supplementation with Vitamin E in some studies has been shown to be effective in controlling nail changes.