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Yellow Nail Syndrome*: Resolution of Yellow Nails After Successful Treatment of Breast Cancer

Mobeen Iqbal, MD; Leonard J. Rossoff, MD; Kamel A. Marzouk, MD; Harry N. Steinberg, MD
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*From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY.

Correspondence to: Leonard J. Rossoff, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, The Long Island Campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Room C-20, 270–05 76th Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11042



Chest. 2000;117(5):1516-1518. doi:10.1378/chest.117.5.1516
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Yellow nail syndrome (YNS) is a rare entity of unknown cause in which congenitally hypoplastic lymphatics play a major role in the clinical manifestations of the disease. YNS has been associated with many malignancies and immune disorders. We report a case of new-onset YNS associated with breast cancer and dramatic improvement in the yellow nails with cancer treatment.Key words: carcinoma of breast; chemotherapy; neoplasm; yellow nail

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