YELLOW NAIL SYNDROME – HOW I GOT CURED?
Meet Ms. Sunita
Jaisingh, a 56 year old lady who went through the struggle of one year in finding
the reliable cure for Yellow Nail Syndrome (YNS) before she met Dr. Deepak
Talwar, Chairman & Director – Metro Centre for Respiratory Diseases, Metro
Hospitals and Heart Institute, Noida, Delhi NCR, India.
She has narrated her
experience below to make people aware about this rare condition and expressed
her gratitude to Dr. Deepak Talwar and the team of Metro Group of Hospitals.
Nail syndrome is a very rare
disorder characterized by three features: yellow nail discoloration,
respiratory problems, and lower limb swelling also known as lymphedema. Yellow Nail syndrome is considered to be
very rare, with less than 400 cases published in medical literature.
I realized that my left foot had developed swelling and after a few months, my
finger nails turned yellow too. Each symptom was treated in isolation with no
an asthma patient and in 2014 I started to get pleural effusion which was
initially diagnosed as tuberculosis.
of tapping of fluid, pleural effusions became recurrent and then as late as
almost 10 years of suffering doctors concluded that this was a case of yellow
I had the typical syndrome of
swelling in feet and legs, yellow nails which turned black and pleural
effusion. Pleural effusion or
accumulation of fluid in the membrane lining the lungs made breathing difficult.
First treatment in the direction
to resolve heavy breathlessness was Pleurodesis which was done on the right
side first at a corporate hospital by Dr Rajeev Goyal .
The recurrence of fluid
depositing in both sides continued more on the left side. I had to go for
tapping every few days which was affecting quality of life with extreme breathlessness.
A monthly injection of octreotide
which was very expensive and difficult to procure was the cure used by doctors
the world over for YNS!
We had been reading various
patient forums and consulted several doctors abroad with no lead.
With my good fortune and God’s
blessings I was led to Dr Deepak Talwar, Chairman & Director – Metro Centre
for Respiratory Diseases (MCRD) at Metro Hospitals & Heart Institute, Noida
in the year 2015, who decided to work on a more permanent solution rather than
pleurodesis and regular tapping of fluid.
Some tests including Lymphoscintigraphy
was done which confirmed the leakage of Lymphatic vessels in both lower limbs
A conference between the renowned
thoracic surgeon Dr. Sabyasachi Bal and Dr. Deepak Talwar assured me and my
family that robotic surgery involving ligation of lymphatic vessels and pleurodesis
would cure me and sure enough I am cured
of the rare disease.
Breathlessness and pleural
effusion is totally gone and I can lead a normal life now. Swelling in the legs
is less but still there. I am sharing this to help any patients who may be
suffering as I was till 2 years ago.”
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