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Does onychoschizia affect children differently than adults?

Onychoschizia does not usually affect children. In fact, it is most common in elderly people. If your child does develop onychoschizia, be sure to check that your child has the proper nutrition that they need as onychoschizia is sometimes a sign of deficiencies like anemia. Also, you may want to have your child checked for underlying conditions that cause onychoschizia.

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