Digito- palmar dermatoglyphic study in eczema patients in davangere district

Authors:Vatsala A R, Mangala H C, Ajay K T, Naseema B, Sangam
Int J Biol Med Res. 2013; 4(4): 3565-3569  |  PDF File

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Eczema is a pattern of inflammatory responses of the skin, characterized by spongiosis with varying degrees of acanthosis and a superficial perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate. Dermatoglyphic traits are genetically determined. Dermatoglyphic abnormalities are due to genetic or other factors that express their before the end of fifth month of foetal development. The objectives of the present study was to identify patterns of dermal ridges on finger tips and palms in eczema patients and apparently healthy subjects and to initiate preventive measures of eczema in early detection programme and to focus the predictive strength of specific dermatoglyphic patterns in eczema patients. The present study was carried out on 50 eczema patients in JJM Medical College, Davangere which was compared with 50 normal apparently healthy individuals. Data analysis was done . Chi square test was used to compare the different groups. In the present study decrease in frequency of total arches and whorls in eczema patients were observed. There are significant differences in eczema patients in various dermatoglyphics features when compared to normal. Hence it is possible to identify the risk population with the help of dermatoglyphics.