Yellow Nail syndrome
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Yellow nail syndrome is an extremely rare disorder characterized by malformations affecting the fingernails and toenails, abnormalities affecting the lungs and the airways (respiratory tract), and swelling or puffiness in different parts of the body because of the accumulation of protein-rich fluid (lymph) in the soft layers of tissue under the skin (lymphedema). Yellow nail syndrome usually affects older adults. The exact cause of yellow nail syndrome is not known. Occasionally, yellow nail syndrome has been reported to run in families suggesting that genetic factors may play a role in the development of the disorder in these cases.
National Lymphedema Network
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San Francisco, CA 94105
American Lung Association
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Washington, DC 20004
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
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Bethesda, MD 20892-0105
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Ontario, M6R 1X8
Lymphatic Research Foundation
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New York, NY 10016
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
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Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
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Last Updated: 1/3/2012
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