Yellow nail syndrome

Category: Illness or disabilities



Introduction and description


Yellow nail syndrome, also known as "primary lymphedema associated with yellow nails and pleural effusion," is a name given to a group of symptoms.  It principally produces:

  • 'pleural effusions' - a chronic cough productive of mucus
  • lymphedema  - localized fluid retention and tissue swelling and
  • yellow malformed nails.
  • sinusitus
  • wheezing and sometimes chest pain, in extreme cases there may be blood coughed up

Approximately 40% will also have bronchiectasis, in other words permanent enlargement of parts of the airways of the lung.

All the normal causes are implicated - fungi, viruses, bacteria, heavy metals, toxins and parasites, but there is one culprit amongst the causes that seems to stand out and that is Titanium dioxide.  Please follow the link.

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