Japanese journal of human genetics

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 31–37 | Cite as

Extra interphalangeal transverse creases of the little finger

  • Yosuke Komatz
  • Kazuyuki Daijo
  • Osamu Yoshida
Article

Summary

A series of 283 male and 268 female individuals were examined for digital flexion creases on the little fingers. Two males and two females were found to have an extra interphalangeal transverse crease situated between the metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal creases. The extra crease of the little finger was unilateral or bilateral. None of the little fingers with extra crease had radiographic anomalies of the bones or joints, or evidence of dyskinesia.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Alter, M. 1966. Dermatoglyphic analysis as a diagnostic tool.Medicine 46: 35–56.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Cherrill, F. R. 1950. Finger prints and disease.Nature 166: 581–584.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. DeJong, R. and Plato, R. V. 1967. Sickle cell hemoglobinopathy. An anatomic sign.Amer. J. Dis. Child. 113: 271–272.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Furuya, Y., Inoue, T., Katafuchi, K., Mizoguchi, Y. and Murakata, S. 1967. A case of transverse skin creases in the middle phalange of the right ring finger.Acta Crim. Japon. 33: 49–50.Google Scholar
  5. Okajima, M. 1966. A dermatoglyphical study of metacarpophalangeal creases.Amer. J. Phys. Anthrop. 24: 371–380.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. Preus, M. and Fraser, F. C. 1972. Dermatoglyphics and syndromes.Amer. J. Dis. Child. 124: 933–943.PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Business Center for Academic Societies 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yosuke Komatz
    • 1
  • Kazuyuki Daijo
    • 1
  • Osamu Yoshida
    • 1
  1. 1.The Department of Urology, Faculty of MedicineKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

Personalised recommendations