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Further evidence for anomalies in the hand-prints of patients with schizophrenia: a study of secondary creases.
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PMID:  7986776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Finger and palm prints from 46 ICD-9 schizophrenic patients and 43 age and sex matched normal controls were examined independently and blind to diagnosis, by four raters. Seven prints were judged to have very high densities of secondary creases. These abnormal prints were all from the schizophrenic group. Patients with high densities of creases were more severely ill, having had more than five admissions to hospital and higher doses of neuroleptic medication. There was a trend for such patients to have had a complicated obstetric history and an earlier onset of their illness.
M Cannon; M Byrne; D Cotter; P Sham; C Larkin; E O'Callaghan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Schizophrenia research     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0920-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  Schizophr. Res.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-09     Completed Date:  1995-01-09     Revised Date:  2010-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804207     Medline TA:  Schizophr Res     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
St. John of God Community Psychiatric Services, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects*
Risk Factors
Schizophrenia / diagnosis,  etiology*
Schizophrenic Psychology*
Grant Support
//Wellcome Trust

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