Fingerprints: A simple method for Screening Hemophilic Patients

Authors

  • M Jamalian Forensic and toxicology specialist, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak
  • M Mesri Forensic and toxicology specialist, Baqiatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
  • HRK Vishteh General Practitioner, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
  • H Solhi Forensic and toxicology specialist, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak
  • R Salehpour General Practitioner, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran

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https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v40i2.25227

Abstract

Background: The present study aims to compare hemophilic patients fingerprint types with the normal people to help diagnose the disease, particularly new occurrences of the disease. Method: This casecontrol study was conducted in 2012. Sixty two patients with hemophilia type A and 62 normal healthy people were selected. The type of fingerprint was determined by a forensic specialist who was kept unaware of the participants group. Using advanced Henry method, the main types of fingerprints were classified as arch, loop, whorl, as well as other types. Results: In the control group, loop type (65%) and in the case group the whorl type (34%) were the most frequent fingerprint type (p<0.001) and there was a significant difference of fingerprint in each finger between two groups. In addition, the average number of whorl type in the patients with mild disease was significantly higher and the average number of arch and other types of fingerprints was significantly lower than patients with moderate or severe disease. Conclusion: The findings of the present study indicated that not only are the fingerprints of normal and hemophilic people different, but also a difference was observed between hemophilic patients with the mild factor level and patients with moderate or severe one.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014; 40 (2): 85-88

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M Jamalian, Forensic and toxicology specialist, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak



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Published

2015-10-05

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Jamalian, M., Mesri, M., Vishteh, H., Solhi, H., & Salehpour, R. (2015). Fingerprints: A simple method for Screening Hemophilic Patients. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin, 40(2), 85–88. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v40i2.25227

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