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What is the rate of incidence for onycholysis?

Specific statistics for onycholysis are unknown. Nail deformities in general are fairly common. Nearly 50 percent of nail deformities result from a fungal infection. However, onycholysis is different from most nail deformities since it is most commonly caused by trauma to the nail through aggressive nail treatment or accidental strain.

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How does a bacterial infection affect onycholysis?
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A bacterial infection often contributes to the development of onycholysis. If the bacterial infectio...
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What do I need to know about caring for someone with onycholysis?
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When caring for someone with onycholysis it is important to provide them with the help and support t...
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How is onycholysis diagnosed?
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Usually, your doctor will be able to diagnose your onycholysis just by looking at your nail. However...
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What are the symptoms of onycholysis?
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Onycholysis usually affects several nails at a time. The nail begins to slowly detach starting at th...
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