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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can celiac disease be the cause of dry skin, brittle nails and limp hair?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 15 years experience
Yes: If not treated, celiac disease can cause malabsorption, iron and other micro/macro nutrient deficiencies. Dry skin / brittle nails and limp hairs are all clinical symptoms of malnutrition.
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