1991
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.127.7.1023
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Successful use of topical vitamin E solution in the treatment of nail changes in yellow nail syndrome

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“…Topical agents that have been used include triamcinolon and vitamin E. Following two successful case reports, a 10‐patients trial of 5 mg topical triamcinolon injections every two weeks for six weeks followed by every 6–8 weeks for 4–6 months had mixed results . The drawback of this particular treatment was that the injections were painful and time consuming . Topical vitamin E, which may prevent lipofuscin deposition in the nails , is the most benign treatment for nail changes in YNS.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Topical agents that have been used include triamcinolon and vitamin E. Following two successful case reports, a 10‐patients trial of 5 mg topical triamcinolon injections every two weeks for six weeks followed by every 6–8 weeks for 4–6 months had mixed results . The drawback of this particular treatment was that the injections were painful and time consuming . Topical vitamin E, which may prevent lipofuscin deposition in the nails , is the most benign treatment for nail changes in YNS.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…On peut également observer un périonyxis [6]. La croissance de l'ongle est lente (0,1 à 0,25 mm/semaine contre 0,5 à 2 mm/semaine en cas de pousse normale) [7]. Les prélèvements mycologiques sont négatifs.…”
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“…(ii) Topical vitamin E applied twice daily to the nail plate, which may lead to marked clinical improvement, possibly mediated through increased nail growth rates 148 . Oral vitamin E up to 800 units per day for 12–18 months may be effective 149 .…”
Section: Widespread Nail Bed Insultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The response has been attributed to the scavenging effect on free radicals, protecting against lipid peroxidation and DNA damage. This may reduce the accumulation of lipofuscin 148 …”
Section: Widespread Nail Bed Insultsmentioning
confidence: 99%