A-b Ridge Count and Its Correlation with Epilepsy
Keywords:Dermatoglyphics, a-b ridge count, Epilepsy.
The study of ridges of skin is called dermatoglyphics. It is recognized as a valuable method for medicolegal
and anthropological studies. The permanency of the finger patterns, the extreme variability from one
individual to the other and easy analysis are some of the reasons for its wide applications in a variety
of conditions. Dermatoglyphic patterns are determined by genetic factors. It has been proved that genetic
factors are responsible for idiopathic epilepsy. Hence there is a scope for the study of relationship between
epilepsy and dermatoglyphic patterns.
Objectives : • To study the A-b ridge count in generalized tonic clonic seizure patients.
• To compare this dermatoglyphic configuration of cases with the normal population.
Methods : The ink method was followed to take finger and palm prints. The palmar prints of 50 epileptic
patients and 50 normal individuals of both sexes were collected for the study.
Conclusion: There is no significant association found between a-b ridge count and epilepsy patients when
compared to normal.
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