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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2012 pp 70-76

Research Article

Dermatoglyphics in Children Having Congenital Talipes Equino Varus

Amit R. Burande1, Meeta A. Burande2, Vasudha Nikam3, Asha D Patil4, Anita R. Gune5 {1,5Assistant Professor, 3,4Professor, Department of Anatomy, 2Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology,

1,2Ph D Scholar Stem Cell Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine} D Y Patil Medical College,

D Y Patil University, Kolhapur (MS) INDIA.

Academic Editor:  Dr. Aher K. R.


Introduction: Dermatoglyphics is study of integumentary features showing skin patterns on fingers. It is important for medicolegal purpose as well as in clinical medicine due to its association with genetic disorders. CTEV is one of the common disorder with single gene mutation and dominant inheritance. Hence in this study we evaluated the dermatoglyphics in CTEV children as compared to normal counterparts. Material and Methods: Material required for standard ink method was collected and implemented for data collection of both the hands. Oral consent of the parents was obtained. Study was carried out in Department of anatomy, in D Y Patil medical college during January 2008 to June 2009. Total 50 CTEV and 50 normal children were included in study.Results:In CTEV whorls were highest while in normal children Ulnar loop were maximum. Hypothenar pattern is more while thenar pattern is less in CTEV children. Simian lines and Sydney lines were seen only in CTEV male children. Additional lines were less in CTEV male while more in CTEV female children. CTEV female has less frequency of t and higher frequency of t’ while CTEV male children shows decreased frequency of t and increased frequency of t’ as compare to normal counterparts. CTEV children have higher TFRC count, AB Ridge count and Atd angle as compare to normal counterparts. Conclusion: Dermatoglyphics in CTEV shows significant variation as compare to normal children. It strengthen the family and genetic association in the disease and warrant further research in the same direction.