Relationship Study of Dermatoglyphic Patterns and ABO Blood Groups: A Review”

Authors:Rinkal Chaudhary, Amity University Haryana
Int J Biol Med Res. 2019; 10(3): 6846-6853  |  PDF File


Aim: Dermatoglyphic patterns are one of the oldest and most reliable tools for personal identification and are frequently used to establish identity of unknown and missing people in medico legal cases. The fingerprint patterns and blood groups are genetically determined and remain unchanged throughout the life of an individual. Hence, the present review is to study the relationship between dermatoglyphic patterns with ABO blood groups. Conclusion: The distribution of different pattern types of fingerprints showed some peculiarities in cognition to ABO blood grouping system. The present review showed that the most commonly occurring fingerprint pattern type is loop followed by whorl and arches while blood groups O and B were found predominant in most populations.