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Onychoschizia is a splitting of the distal nail plate into layers at the free edge, a very common problem among women and represents a dyshesion of the layers of keratin, possible as a result of dehydration.[1]:786[2]It usually occurs in children less than 16 years of age.

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  1. ^ 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 978-1-4160-2999-1.