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How do other illnesses affect onychoschizia?

Onychoschizia can be caused by other illnesses or conditions. Trauma or injury to the nail bed may cause the development of this condition. Additionally, individuals with unusual diseases like lichen planus or polycythemia vera may be at risk for onychoschizia. Medications for other illnesses, like retinoids for psoriasis, have been linked to onychoschizie as well. Some people believe that gland disorders, tuberculosis, Sjögren syndrome, and malnutrition can also lead to onychoschizia, but this is not certain.

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