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Brittle nails

Brittle nails: Introduction

Brittle nails: thinning of the nail plate. See detailed information below for a list of 106 causes of Brittle nails, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Brittle nails:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Brittle nails. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Brittle nails

Causes of Types of Brittle nails:

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Brittle nails: Symptom Checker

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Alternative Treatments for Brittle nails

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Stories from Users for Brittle nails

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Medications or substances causing Brittle nails:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Brittle nails as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Brittle nails: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Brittle nails may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Brittle nails

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Brittle nails: Deaths

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Detailed list of causes of Brittle nails

The list below shows some of the causes of Brittle nails mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Brittle nails?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Brittle nails. Of the 106 causes of Brittle nails that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 99 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Brittle nails:

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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Causes of Brittle nails Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Brittle nails based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Brittle nails:

    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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    Medical News summaries about Brittle nails

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Brittle nails

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