Dermatoglyphic patterns in patients of bronchial asthma a qualitative study

Authors:Amrut A. Mahajan , K K Gour , AE Thakare
Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(3): 806-807  |  PDF File

Abstract

Background The present study was carried out to correlate the dermatoglyphic patterns in patients of bronchial asthma. Methods Dermatoglyphic prints were obtained from both hands of 57 patients of bronchial asthma and 57 first degree relatives of these patients were selected to establish familiar tendency of occurrence of the disease. 57 normal healthy individuals, without family history of bronchial asthma, were selected as control group. The groups were labelled as Group A, B and C. The qualitative parameters like whorls, loops and arches were studied in the above mentioned three study groups. Results Presence of whorls on both the thumbs was a constant feature in all patients of bronchial asthma (group A) as compared with group B and C. Conclusions Presence of whorls on both the thumbs can be used as one of the diagnostic criterion for patients with bronchial asthma.