Study on Palmar Dermatoglyphics and their Association with β Thalassemia Major Patients among Bangladeshi Population

Authors

  • Afroj Zahan Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy, Gazi Medical college, Khulna, Bangladesh
  • Humaira Naushaba Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Uttam Kumar Paul Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • AHM Mazharul Islam Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn & Plastic Surgery, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sharna Moin Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Army Medical College, Jashore, Bangladesh
  • Arifa Begum Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Gazi Medical College, Khulna, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/mediscope.v8i2.55316

Keywords:

Dermatoglyphic, β thalassemia major, Total Finger Ridge count, Bangladeshi population

Abstract

Objectives: To observe the palmar dermatoglyphic patterns of β thalassemia major patients.

Methods: This cross-sectional type of analytical study was performed in the Department of Anatomy, Sir Sallimullah Medical College, Dhaka between the periods of January 2016 to December 2016. 55 β thalassemia major patients aged between (5-35) years were considered as case group and 55 healthy individuals of the same age & sex were considered as control group in this study. The palmar dermatoglyphic patterns and Total Finger Ridge count (TFRC) on the distal phalanges of the β thalassemia major patients were observed and compared with healthy individuals.

Results: The palmar dermatoglyphic patterns were significantly different between the two groups (p > 0.05). The mean (±SD) of Total Finger Ridge count (TFRC) were higher in β thalassemia major patients in comparison to the healthy individuals.

Conclusion: This study concludes that, palmar dermatoglyphic has a diagnostic value for β thalassemia major patients.

Mediscope 2021;8(2): 94-102

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2021-10-04

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Zahan, A. ., Naushaba, H. ., Paul, U. K. ., Islam, A. M. ., Moin, S. ., & Begum, A. . (2021). Study on Palmar Dermatoglyphics and their Association with β Thalassemia Major Patients among Bangladeshi Population. Mediscope, 8(2), 94–102. https://doi.org/10.3329/mediscope.v8i2.55316

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