1973
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.108.2.267
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Yellow nail syndrome: response to vitamin E

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“…'lteatment with vitamin E (d, a-tocopheryl acetate, 400 IU twice daily) has been reported to restore the nails to normal growth and colour and to relieve symptoms of lymphedema in one patient (19). Vitamin E caused partial improvement of the symptoms in another patient and had no effect in a third patient (18).…”
Section: General Therapymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…'lteatment with vitamin E (d, a-tocopheryl acetate, 400 IU twice daily) has been reported to restore the nails to normal growth and colour and to relieve symptoms of lymphedema in one patient (19). Vitamin E caused partial improvement of the symptoms in another patient and had no effect in a third patient (18).…”
Section: General Therapymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Vitamin E [7], zinc [8], and topical corticosteroid plus active vitamin D3 [3] have been reported to be effective for treating yellow nails. Two cases of treating YNS with CAM have been described.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…(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 . The response has been attributed to the scavenging effect on free radicals, protecting against lipid peroxidation and DNA damage.…”
Section: Widespread Nail Bed Insultsmentioning
confidence: 99%