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