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Disproportionate fetal growth and fingerprint patterns.
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PMID:  9637128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fingerprint whorl patterns are formed during fetal life. In a group of 180 term infants, those with more fingerprint whorls tended to have a small abdominal circumference (P = 0.09) and high ratio of head to abdominal circumference (P = 0.008). These associations were independent of the relation between the whorl counts of the mothers and their infants. We also found an independent correlation between the babies' whorl count and the combination of increasing subscapular (P = 0.03) and decreasing triceps (P = 0.02) skinfold thicknesses of the mothers. Whorl patterns are associated with adult hypertension; maternal nutritional status may influence their common origin during fetal development.
T Wheeler; K Godfrey; C Atkinson; J Badger; R Kay; R Owens; C Osmond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-09     Completed Date:  1998-07-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  562-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, University of Southampton.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Embryonic and Fetal Development / physiology*
Gestational Age
Organ Size
Skinfold Thickness

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