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Dermatoglyphics in Down's syndrome.
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PMID:  7759898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dermatoglyphic data were obtained from 235 cytogenetically confirmed patients of Down's syndrome. The data were correlated and compared with 230 controls. Printing and transparent adhesive tape photography methods were used to get the dermatoglyphic prints. Patients' total finger ridge counts and 'atd' angles differed significantly from that of the controls. Mostly ulnar loop pattern was observed in the patients. Abnormal dermatoglyphic features such as, simian crease, Sydney line and patterns in the hypothenar and interdigital areas have occurred more frequently in the patients. Dermatoglyphics and the analyses carried out have proved that they are invaluable in their clinical value, in selecting patients of Down's syndrome for cytogenetic analysis.
S Rajangam; S Janakiram; I M Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Indian Medical Association     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0019-5847     ISO Abbreviation:  J Indian Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1995 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-26     Completed Date:  1995-06-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505608     Medline TA:  J Indian Med Assoc     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, St John's Medical College, Bangalore.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Child, Preschool
Down Syndrome* / genetics
Infant, Newborn

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