Problem

Brittle nails

Other Names:
Cracked nails
Nature:

Onychorrhexis (from the Greek words ὄνυχο- ónycho-, "nail" and ῥῆξις rhexis, "bursting"), is a brittleness with breakage of finger or toenails that may result from hypothyroidism, anemia, anorexia nervosa or bulimia, or after oral retinoid therapy.: 786  Onychorrhexis affects up to 20% of the population.: 786 

Broader Problems:
Ill-defined health conditions
Subject(s):
Medicine Skeletal system
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST