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Brittle nails

Brittle nails
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 L60.8
ICD-9 703.8

Brittle nails is a condition where the nails are fragile and break frequently. It can be due to an infection or a nutritional disorder, but they can also be an indication of several other medical conditions, including Iron deficiency, anemia, and hypothyroidism.

Additional recommended knowledge

Some solutions that have been proposed include vitamin supplements, gelatin, glucosamine, reducing the use of nail polish, and ensuring proper moisture.

See also

  • Beau's lines

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