Onychorrhexis

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Onychorrhexis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 L60.3 (ILDS L60.350)
DiseasesDB 33353

Onychorrhexis, (from the words in Greek: onycho-, nail, rhexis-, bursting) also known as Brittle nails, is a brittleness with breakage of finger or toenails that may result from excessive strong soap and water exposure, nail polish remover, hypothyroidism, anemia, anorexia nervosa or bulimia, or after oral retinoid therapy. [1]:786 Onychorrhexis affects up to 20% of the population.[1]:786[2]

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  1. ^ a b James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.