[Yellow nail syndrome in a patient with membranous glomerulonephritis]

Pneumonol Alergol Pol. 2012;80(2):158-62.
[Article in Polish]


Yellow nail syndrome (YNS) is a condition characterized by yellow-green coloration of nails, respiratory manifestations and lymphoedema. This article presents 52-year-old patient with membranous glomerulonephritis, hospitalized at the National Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Research Institute in Warsaw, because of suspected allergic aspergillosis. Based on clinical and radiological evaluation the diagnosis of YNS was established. Treatment of renal disease did not affect the course of yellow nail syndrome. During the two-year follow-up, despite stable renal parameters we observed the progression of respiratory manifestations (bronchiectasis, pleural effusions).

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Bronchiectasis / complications
  • Bronchiectasis / diagnosis
  • Disease Progression
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glomerulonephritis, Membranous / complications*
  • Glomerulonephritis, Membranous / diagnosis*
  • Glomerulonephritis, Membranous / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pleural Effusion / complications
  • Pleural Effusion / diagnosis
  • Poland
  • Yellow Nail Syndrome / complications*
  • Yellow Nail Syndrome / diagnosis*