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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 19, Issue 1, Pages 35-36
Case Report

Yellow Nails, Lymphedema and Chronic Cough: Yellow Nail Syndrome in an Eight-Year-Old Girl

Ishita Siddiq1 and Daniel Hughes2

1Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Canada
2IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Yellow nail syndrome is a rare disease and reported mainly in adults. A case of yellow nail syndrome involving an eight-year-old girl with associated discoloured yellowish nails on the fingers and toes, lymphedema and chronic cough, and sputum production is reported.