Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 4 - 2020
Dermatoglyphic Patterns in Epilepsy
Md Tabrej Alam1, Kamil Khan2*, Mehboobul Haque3, Md Tariq Salman4, Shivi Mudgal2 and Ranjan Dixit5
1Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Carrier Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, UP, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Sitapur, UP, India
3Professor, Department of Anatomy, Integral Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, UP, India
4Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Sitapur, UP, India
5Professor, Department of Physiology, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Sitapur, UP, India
*Corresponding Author: Kamil Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Sitapur, UP, India.
Received: February 04, 2020; Published: March 31, 2020


Introduction: Genetic etiology has been proposed for both idiopathic epilepsy and dermatoglyphics. Hence, the present study has been undertaken to find out the existence of any correlation between dermatoglyphics and idiopathic generalized epilepsy. 

Aim and Objectives: To analyse dermatoglyphic patterns of hands in idiopathic generalized epilepsy.

Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Anatomy and Department of Neurology, Himalayan Institute of medical Sciences, Swami Ram Nagar, Dehradun. Total Finger Ridge Count (TFRC), Absolute Finger Ridge Count (AFRC), Angles; ‘atd’, ‘adt’ and ‘dat’ were analysed by utilizing finger and palmar prints.

Results: TFRC and AFRC were significantly decreased when both the hands were taken together. A non-significant difference in angles (‘atd’, ‘adt’ and ‘dat’) was noted in both the hands.

Conclusion: Decrease in the TFRC and AFRC in persons may be a high risk of idiopathic generalized epilepsy. 

Keywords: Dermatoglyphics; Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy; TFRC; AFRC Angles (‘atd’, ‘adt’ and ‘dat’)


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