A study of the dermatoglyphic pattern in essential hypertension subjects in Kalaburagi test

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Author Details : Mohd Ibrahim Pasha, Arshiya Zeba*, Mohammed Mateen Ahmed, Khwaja Nawazuddin Sarwari

Volume : 8, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 102-105


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Background and Objectives: Dermatoglyphics sterms from the ancient art of palmistry, which was practiced from time immemorial and is still followed throughout India by the Joshi caste. There appears to exist an extremely old volume, on the markings on the hands possessed and treasured by the Hindus. From here, this art has spread throughout the world.
Essential hypertension is the category of hypertension that has no identifiable cause, it is associated with aging and inherited genetic factors. Positive family history increases the risk. Dermatoglyphic patterns are genetically determined and can be used as supportive for diagnosis of various hereditary disorders including essential hypertension. This study was carried out to compare palmar dermatoglyphic pattern in, essential hypertension and control group and compare with previous studies.
Method: A hospital based case control study was conducted 100 essential hypertensive patients are taken from Basaweshwar hospital Gulbarga, and another 100 persons are included as control group. The palms and fingers are smeared with ink to bring out the dermatoglyphiic patterns which were subsequently studied.
Result: There was increased number of whorls and decreased number of ulnar loops in essential hypertensive patients compared with normal individuals. Total finger ridge count and Absolute finger ridge count is increased in Essential hypertension patients and there is also increased atd angle.
Conclusion: The knowledge of dermatoglyphics in patients with essential hypertension can be utilized to find out genetic correlation. The existence of such relation might be important for the screening programme for prevention of essential hypertension.

Keywords: Dermatoglyphics, Essential hypertension.

How to cite : Pasha M I, Zeba A, Ahmed M M, Sarwari K N, A study of the dermatoglyphic pattern in essential hypertension subjects in Kalaburagi test. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2021;8(2):102-105

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Article History

Received : 10-06-2021

Accepted : 16-06-2021

Available online : 06-07-2021

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