Yellow nails following hemodialysis in chronic renal failure: Is it yellow nail syndrome or a variant?

Vandana Mehta, Vani Vasanth, C. Balachandran

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Yellow nail syndrome (YNS) is triad of yellow nails, lymphedema, and respiratory tract involvement. The exact pathogenesis of nail changes in YNS is unknown. We present a case of yellow nails and localized lymphedema secondary to artificial AV fistula in a 55-year-old chronic renal failure patient on hemodialysis for 5 years. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of yellow nail syndrome reported in association with artificial AV fistula.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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