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How does malnutrition affect onychoschizia?

In rare cases, onychoschizia is actually caused by malnutrition. Mostly, the main cause is a deficiency of iron or anemia. But, onychoschizia can also be caused by a wide variety of vitamin deficiencies. This is why you should talk to your doctor about underlying conditions if you have onychoschizia.

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