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Beaked fingernails and Brittle fingernails
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Beaked fingernails and Brittle fingernails

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Results: Causes of Beaked fingernails AND Brittle fingernails

    1. Psoriasis
     Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where the defective immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly. It affects a significant number of people. Arthritis, which can be severe, is associated with the psoriasis in up to a third of cases. Not all...read more »

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Results: Causes of Beaked fingernails OR Brittle fingernails

    1. Cyclosporine -- Teratogenic Agent
     There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Cyclosporine (an immunosuppressant drug) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be aff...more »
    2. Darier Disease
     A slowly progressing inherited skin disorder characterized by small brownish warty bumps and nail abnormalities. The skin disorder because the skin cells are not held together properly....more »
    3. Finlay-Markes syndrome
     A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by scalp, nipple and ear abnormalities....more »
    4. Fungal infections
     Any condition caused by fungus....more »
    5. Hereditary hypothyroidism
     Hereditary hypothyroidism is a condition in which there is a defect in the thyroid gland which leads to increased production of TSH reduced production of thyroid hormone....more »
    6. Hyperparathyroidism
     Increased secretion of parathyroid hormone from the parathyroid glands....more »
    7. Hypothyroid goitre
     Goitre is the enlargement of the thyroid gland and hypothyroid state is characterized by increased TSH levels and decreased T3 and T4 levels circulating in the body....more »
    8. Ichthyosis vulgaris, dominant
     A chronic skin condition where dry, rough skin forms in areas such as the abdomen, chest, elbows and knees. The condition usually starts between the ages of 1 and four years and is exacerbated in cold weather....more »
    9. Kidney failure
     Total failure of the kidneys to filter waste...more »
    10. Lichen planus
     Skin rash...more »

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