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The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Brittle nails.
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The following list of conditions have 'Brittle nails' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Brittle nails based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Medical Conditions associated with Brittle nails:
Nail symptoms (391 causes), Fingernail symptoms (302 causes), Toenail symptoms (302 causes), Finger symptoms (1615 causes), Toe symptoms (1171 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Foot symptoms (2265 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Lower leg symptoms (59 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes)
Symptoms related to Brittle nails:
Fingernail symptoms (302 causes), Blue nails (18 causes), Nail symptoms (391 causes), Toenail symptoms (302 causes), Hypochromic microcytic anemia, Ectodermal dysplasia, Fungal nail infection, Progeria, Tinea (13 causes), Reiter's syndrome, Thyroid disease (18 causes), Hypothyroidism (106 causes), Zinc deficiency, Impaired kidney function
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