Thursday, February 9, 2012

Manicure




These images show the friable slow-growing nails in a 40 year old woman with pleural effusions, bronchiectasis, frequent pneumonias, and swollen lower extremities.

Challenge: What's your diagnosis?

First two images are in the public domain. Third image is shown under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

yellow nail syndrome

Craig Chen said...

couldn't fool you!
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Manicure

This is yellow nail syndrome, resulting from an abnormality of lymphatic vessels.

Sources: UpToDate; nlm.nih.gov; Wikipedia.