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10 Possible Causes for Angular Cheilitis, Koilonychia, Thin and Brittle Fingernails

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Symptoms of Iron Deficiency Anemia An iron deficiency anemia has the same symptoms than any other anemia: Image : “Angular cheilitis as marked by the oval” by James Heilman[lecturio.com] […] causes Hemoglobinuria Hereditary hemorrhagic telengiectasia (Nose bleeds, GI bleeds) Clinical sequelae to iron deficiency anemia Asymptomatic until late Pica Angulostomatitis Koilonychias[meddean.luc.edu] Furthermore, it is characterized by glossitis, angular cheilitis and koilonychia (spoon-shaped finger nails).[ojrd.com]

  • Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

    Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS) is the combination of dysphagia, angular cheilitis, atrophic glossitis, and esophageal webbing in the setting of iron deficiency anemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Plummer Vinson syndrome is a constellation of postcricoid esophageal webs, iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia and koilonychia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Additional features are glossitis, angular cheilitis and koilonychia. Enlargement of the spleen and thyroid may also be observed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Iron Deficiency

    A thorough physical examination to identify features of ID and ID anemia like pallor, koilonychia, glossitis and even high output cardiac failure should be performed.[symptoma.com] Distinctive physical findings occur in only a small proportion of patients with iron deficiency but include koilonychia (thin, brittle fingernails with the distal half of[cancertherapyadvisor.com] Pale skin Symptoms of iron deficiency include: Pica (craving of non-food items – such as clay, dirt, paper, ice, baby powder, starch) Poor sleep or restless leg syndrome Angular[danafarberbostonchildrens.org]

  • Hereditary Koilonychia

    We describe a family with keratosis pilaris and hereditary koilonychia, with an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other associated features such as psoriasiform lesions on the knees and elbows, perioral erythema, angular cheilitis, arched palate and rarely malignant melanoma within the[odermatol.com] Aside from that, the nails of persons with Koilonychia has a characteristic of brittle and thin nails.[healthzene.com]

  • Esophageal Web

    Fig. 1 Angular cheilitis and smooth tongue with loss of the normal tongue papillae.[karger.com] fingernails, and sometimes a large thyroid gland or spleen.[cancer.org] Links: dysphagia iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) glossitis koilonychia angular stomatitis barium swallow[gpnotebook.com]

  • Zinc Deficiency

    He was pale and his nails had a spoon-like deformity (koilonychia). Signs of early heart failure were present.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] cheilitis Frequent susceptibility to respiratory infections due to poor immunity Delay in onset of puberty and decrease in circulating testosterone Measuring the plasma levels[symptoma.com] Fingernails White spots on nails (Leukonychia) Weak nails that peel easily (A) Brittle nails (A) Ultra-thin nails (can cause nail biting) Horizontal ridges on nails (A) Slow[adhd-support.org.uk]

  • Vitamin Deficiency

    Iron deficiency has several dermatologic manifestations including pallor, hair loss, brittle nails, nails with a central groove and koilonychia (spoon shaped nails). 18 Additional[podiatrytoday.com] […] or Angular cheilitis as it is seen in the angles of the mouth Glossitis : In simple terms, it is the inflammation of the tongue where the filiform papillae become atrophic[juniordentist.com] In the second study, 2.5 mg biotin daily for an average of 5.5 months in 45 patients with thin and brittle fingernails resulted in firmer and harder fingernails in 41 of the[ods.od.nih.gov]

  • Biotin Deficiency

    The classic clinical syndrome for vitamin B6 deficiency is a seborrheic dermatitis-like eruption, atrophic glossitis with ulceration, angular cheilitis (scaling on the lips[podiatrytoday.com] Biotin 300 micrograms daily may also be useful for thin, brittle fingernails and those with lamellar splitting, but this is unconfirmed.[dermnetnz.org] Iron deficiency has several dermatologic manifestations including pallor, hair loss, brittle nails, nails with a central groove and koilonychia (spoon shaped nails). 18 Additional[podiatrytoday.com]

  • Anemia of Chronic Disease

    Rare symptoms & signs: -Glossitis or angular cheilitis -Dysphagia due to esophageal web (Plummer-Vinson syndrome) -Koilonychia; "Spoon" fingernails -Pica -soreness of mouth[quizlet.com] Rare symptoms & signs: -Glossitis or angular cheilitis -Dysphagia due to esophageal web (Plummer-Vinson syndrome) -Koilonychia; "Spoon" fingernails -Pica -soreness of mouth[quizlet.com] The combination of burning pain in the mouth due to glossitis and dysphagia due to esophageal webs is called thin, friable, and brittle fingernails -"spoon" fingernails the[quizlet.com]

  • Gorlin-Chaudhry-Moss Syndrome

    Another feature is nail dysplasia: in this syndrome, nails tend to be spoon-shaped (koilonychia), thin, slow growing, and brittle (onychorrhexis) and toenails are generally[vivavoceoralmedicineradiology.com] Angular cheilitis. Absent parotid and submandibular salivary glands. Osseous and dental findings Jaw hypoplasia. Short roots on affected side.[vivavoceoralmedicineradiology.com] Another feature is nail dysplasia: in this syndrome, nails tend to be spoon-shaped (koilonychia), thin, slow growing, and brittle (onychorrhexis) and toenails are generally[vivavoceoralmedicineradiology.com]

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