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Palmar dermatoglyphis in abo, rh blood groups

Authors:Dr. Amit A. Mehta & Dr. Anjulika A. Mehta
Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(4): 961 – 964  |  PDF File


Objective: To correlate between palmar dermatoglyphics patterns in ABO, Rh blood groups and evaluate their significance. Methodology: A total of 200 first year MBBS students with known blood groups from 2004 and 2005 batch of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur were included in the study. Fingerprints were obtained by printing method. Parameters studied were arches, whorls, loops and quantitative indices. Result and Conclusion: It was concluded that, whorls were highest in B blood group and the difference was significant with O blood group. Loops were highest in O blood group and were significant with A, B, AB blood groups. Arches were highest in AB blood group and were statistically significant with B and O blood groups. Mean of absolute finger ridge count was highest in B blood group and the difference was statistically significant with O blood group. Arches were higher in Rh negative blood group differing statistically with Rh positive blood group.