The Yellow Nail Syndrome includes slow growing, opaque yellow nails with exaggerated lateral curvature, associated with lymphoedema and chronic respiratory disorders. The nail changes may precede the lymphoedema by a number of years. Bronchiectasis may be the only chronic respiratory disorder; others include chronic bronchitis, pleural effusions and chronic sinusitis. Two illustrative cases show the combinations of some of these clinical features in two black Africans.
Key words: Yellow nail, bronchiectasis
Nig. J. of Surgical Research Vol.4(3-4) 2002: 115-118