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what causes vertical ridges on my fingernails? i have it nearly all fingers.

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Mainly aging: Increase in vertical ridges of the fingernails as age, and this can be a normal development. Onychorrhexis is the medical term used to describe longitudinal ridges on the nails that often accompany brittle nails.Trauma may also be a cause of nail ridges. Nutritional causes such as vitamin deficiency less common.

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