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IP Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine


A study of dermatoglyphic patterns and its correlation in bronchial asthma


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Author Details : Sanjay Sahay, Umesh .A Giradkar, Sandesh H. Chaudhari

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 82-86


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Abstract

Background: Dermatoglyphics is the study of epidermal ridge pattern of sole, palm and finger tips. Dermatoglyphic traits develop in early phase of development and are genetically controlled. Genetic basis of bronchial asthma (BA) is well established. More than one member of the family may be affected by the same disease. We tried to correlate dermatoglyphic patterns of bronchial asthma patients and their first degree relatives and its clinical implications, if any.
Methodology: dermatoglyphic prints were obtained from the hands of 125 patients and their first degree relatives (son & daughter) and compared with 150 normal subjects included as control group. Both qualitative (finger print pattern) and quantitative parameters (a-bridge count, atd0, TFRC) of the subjects were measured.
Results Conclusions: Study showed an increase in the number of whorls and TFRC in almost all the digits in BA patients and their first degree relatives as compared to control group. Dermatoglyphic patterns help in early identification of patients with respiratory symptoms that may develop BA and helps in reducing morbidity and mortality associated with the disease.

Keywords: AFRC; Bronchial asthma; Dermatoglyphics; TFRC.

Doi : 10.18231/2581-4222.2018.0022

How to cite : Sahay S, Giradkar U ., Chaudhari S H, A study of dermatoglyphic patterns and its correlation in bronchial asthma. IP Indian J Immunol Respir Med 2018;3(2):82-86

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