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A 44-year-old female asked about a 52-year-old female:

what causes lines, ridges & bumps in fingernails & toenails?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Could be MANY things: Reasons range from prior serious illness, psoriasis, trauma, metabolic disease, infection, etc. It's tough to tell without more details and an exam.

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