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Type of Article : Original Research

Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 2 | Page No. 1046-1048

Date of Publication: 31-05-2015



Amit A. Mehta *1, Anjulika A. Mehta 2.

*1 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences Hyderabad, India.
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India.

Address: Dr Amit A.Mehta, Associate Professor of Anatomy, Doctors Quarters, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India., Mobile No.: 09701672882 E-Mail:


Objective: To correlate between fingertip patterns between type II diabetic cases and controls.
Methodology: One hundred type II diabeties mellitus patients (50 male and 50 female) were selected for study and compared with equal number of controls. Fingerprints were obtained by printing method. Parameters studied were arches, whorls, loops.  Distribution of fingertip patterns showed significant difference between diabetics and controls.
Result and Conclusion: In diabetic patient's frequency of whorls was significantly increased in both hands of males and females. While frequency of loops was significantly decreased in both hands of male and female diabetics as compared to controls. Arches were significantly reduced in right and left hands of male and left hand of female diabetics.
KEY WORDS: Dermatoglyphics, Type II diabetes mellitus, Whorl, Loop, Arch.


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Amit A. Mehta, Anjulika A. Mehta. STUDY OF FINGERPRINT PATTERNS IN TYPE II DIABETES MELLITUS. Int J Anat Res 2015;3(2):1046-1048. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2015.155




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