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A 29-year-old member asked:

Ridges/ripples on fingernails. no trauma to nail bed. i do have guttate psoriasis, could this be the cause? am ii getting arthritis soon?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Bessmer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Likely: It is common for psoriasis affects the nails in this way. Many psoriasis patients are also bothered by arthritis, but not all.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Variable: Most longitudinal are not significant. Transverse need explanation and good history and exam.

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