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Digito-palmar Dermatoglyphic Patterns of Asthmatics in Lagos, Nigeria


Abue Andrew [1], Francis Duru [2], Nwachuku Mike Ibeabuchi [2], Rosemary Bassey [3]

[1]  Department of Anatomical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, [2] Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, [3] Department of Anatomy, College of Health Sciences, University of Uyo


Abstract

The dermatoglyphic pattern of 210 asthmatics were studied. Samples were drawn from the military hospital Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos state and Lagos university teaching hospital (LUTH). We had 176 males and 42 females.

The result revealed that whorls had the highest percentage frequency (76.7%) on the right thumb followed by the ulnar loop (39%) on the little finger.

There is room for more research in this disease condition in various parts of Nigeria, Africa and other continents to establish a true dermatoglyphic pattern for asthmatics.

This results tallies with observations of Ozkaragoz’s (1971), M. Gupta et al (1993) and Gupta and Prakash S. (2003).

Keywords: asthmatics, dermatoglyphics, fingers, Lagos, Nigeria.



Citation: Andrew, A., Duru, F., Ibeabuchi, N. M., & Bassey, R. (2013). Digito-palmar Dermatoglyphic Patterns of Asthmatics in Lagos, Nigeria. Open Science Repository Anthropology, Online(open-access), e23050401. doi:10.7392/openaccess.23050401

Received: August 9, 2013

Published: August 12, 2013

Copyright: © 2013 Andrew, A., Duru, F., Ibeabuchi, N. M., & Bassey, R. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Andrew, A., Duru, F., Ibeabuchi, N. M., & Bassey, R. (2013). Digito-palmar Dermatoglyphic Patterns of Asthmatics in Lagos, Nigeria. Open Science Repository Anthropology, Online(open-access), e23050401. doi:10.7392/openaccess.23050401

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Andrew, Abue et al. “Digito-palmar Dermatoglyphic Patterns of Asthmatics in Lagos, Nigeria.” Open Science Repository Anthropology Online.open-access (2013): e23050401.

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Andrew, Abue, Francis Duru, Nwachuku Mike Ibeabuchi, and Rosemary Bassey. “Digito-palmar Dermatoglyphic Patterns of Asthmatics in Lagos, Nigeria.” Open Science Repository Anthropology Online, no. open-access (August 12, 2013): e23050401. doi:10.7392/openaccess.23050401.

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Andrew, A. et al., 2013. Digito-palmar Dermatoglyphic Patterns of Asthmatics in Lagos, Nigeria. Open Science Repository Anthropology, Online(open-access), p.e23050401.

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1. A. Andrew, F. Duru, N. M. Ibeabuchi, R. Bassey, Digito-palmar Dermatoglyphic Patterns of Asthmatics in Lagos, Nigeria, Open Science Repository Anthropology Online, e23050401 (2013).

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1. Andrew, A., Duru, F., Ibeabuchi, N. M. & Bassey, R. Digito-palmar Dermatoglyphic Patterns of Asthmatics in Lagos, Nigeria. Open Science Repository Anthropology Online, e23050401 (2013).


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