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331 Possible Causes for Some Patients May Be Clinically Asymptomatic, Thin and Brittle Fingernails

  • Vitamin D Deficiency

    It is imperative to consider that some patients, such as our patient described in this report, may be previously asymptomatic clinically and on the basis of laboratory findings[]

  • Constipation

    […] hair brittle fingernails impaired memory a puffy face A blood test known as a thyroid function test can help assess the function of your thyroid.[] Some patients with celiac disease may remain asymptomatic or have only mild gastrointestinal symptoms and thus may qualify for the diagnosis of IBS in the general clinical[] […] constipation, if you have an underactive thyroid, you may also experience: fatigue increased sensitivity to cold dry skin weight gain irregular menstrual periods if you’re a woman thinning[]

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    SHERSTEN KILLIP, M.D., M.P.H., JOHN M. BENNETT, M.D., M.P.H., and MARA D. CHAMBERS, M.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky Am Fam Physician. 2007 Mar 1;75(5):671-678. Patient information: See a related handouts on this topic at . The prevalence of iron deficiency anemia is 2 percent in adult men, 9 to 12 percent[…][]

    Missing: Some Patients May Be Clinically Asymptomatic
  • Psoriasis

    Summary Background Psoriasis is a common, chronic, relapsing, inflammatory skin disorder. Observational studies suggest an association between psoriasis and the incidence of stroke or myocardial infarction (MI). However, whether psoriasis is an independent risk factor for these two vascular events remains[…][]

    Missing: Some Patients May Be Clinically Asymptomatic
  • Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

    We present the case of a 57-year-old man with a history of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and colonic polyps who presented with an upper gastrointestinal obstruction based on massive stomach polyposis in the pouch. Two months prior to this acute admission, he had undergone resection of the gastric remnant[…][]

    Missing: Some Patients May Be Clinically Asymptomatic
  • Hashitoxicosis

    MANIFESTATIONS Although Hashimoto's thyroiditis is usually asymptomatic, some patients may complain of a feeling of tightness or fullness in the neck; however, neck pain[] […] and brittle hair or fingernails Unintentional weight gain Late symptoms include Hoarseness Puffiness of the hands, face, and feet Reduced perception to smell and taste Slow[] […] thyroid lymphoma. 7 These lymphomas, generally the B-cell, non-Hodgkin's type, tend to occur in women 50 to 80 years of age and are usually limited to the thyroid gland. 7 CLINICAL[]

  • Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

    BACKGROUND: Plummer-Vinson syndrome is characterized by a triad of dysphagia, iron deficiency anemia and esophageal web. Most of the patients are middle aged women in the fourth to seventh decade of life. OBJECTIVE: Very few cases of Plummer-Vinson syndrome affecting males have been reported. Here we report a[…][]

    Missing: Some Patients May Be Clinically Asymptomatic
  • Onychomycosis

    Dermatophytes are the main cause of onychomycoses, but various non-dermatophyte filamentous fungi are often isolated from abnormal nails. Our aim was the in situ identification of the fungal infectious agent in 8 cases of onychomycoses which could not be cured after systemic terbinafine and itraconazole[…][]

    Missing: Some Patients May Be Clinically Asymptomatic
  • Senile Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a major health problem affecting the aging population, especially in patients 65 years of age and older. The imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption is generally accepted as the essential mechanism leading to osteoporosis. In addition to the abnormal activation of osteoclast-mediated[…][]

    Missing: Some Patients May Be Clinically Asymptomatic
  • Iron Deficiency

    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[] Brittle Nails , Even the cutest mani/pedi can’t hide thin, frail fingernails and toenails.[] Brittle Nails, Even the cutest mani/pedi can’t hide thin, frail fingernails and toenails.[]

    Missing: Some Patients May Be Clinically Asymptomatic

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