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International Journal of Anthropology

, Volume 20, Issue 1–2, pp 63–75 | Cite as

Dermatoglyphic findings in periodontal diseases

  • Atasu M. 
  • Kuru B. 
  • E. Firatli
  • H. Meriç
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Abstract

The finger-tip palm and sole prints of 13 male and 23 female, a total of 36 patients with juvenile periodontitis (JP) 24 male and 21 female, a total of 45 patients with rapidly progressive periodontitis (RPP) and 19 male and 19 female, a total of 38 patients with adult periodontitis (AP) were compared with those of 17 male and 22 female, a total of 39 periodontally healthy (PH) individuals for the aim of finding a pattern type that would identify those patients. Besides, the finger-tip and palmar patterns of the patients were compared with those of 446 male and 447 female, a total of 833 school children (SC), and the sole patterns of the patients were compared with those of 250 male and 250 female, a total of 500 SC. When, the finger-tip patterns of the patients were compared with those of PH individuals, the decreased frequencies of twinned and transversal ulnar loops on all fingers of the patients with JP, a decreased frequency of double loops on all fingers and an increased frequency of radial loops on the right second digits of the patients with RPP, and the increased frequencies of concentric whorls and transversal ulnar loops on all fingers of the patients with AP, an increased frequency of t″ triradii on the palms of the patients with JP, the increased frequencies of IV and H loops and tb triradii on the palms of the patients with RPP and an increased frequency of e triradii on the soles of the patients with JP were found. In summary, in the light of these findings dermatoglyphics could be used together with the other diagnostic methods such as clinical and radiologic investigations and in the identifying of the patients from distinct groups of PD’s.

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Dermatoglyphics Periodontal diseases 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atasu M. 
    • 1
  • Kuru B. 
    • 2
  • E. Firatli
    • 3
  • H. Meriç
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Medical GeneticsMarmara University Faculty of Dentistry Güzelbahçe BüyükçiftlikIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of PeriodontologyMarmara University, Faculty of Dentistry Güzelbahçe BüyükçiftlikIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Department of PeriodontologyIstanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry Vakif GurabaIstanbulTurkey

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