Dermatoglyphics in common: genetic disorders and cancers

  • Harem Othman Smail Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Health, Koya University Koya KOY45, Kurdistan Region-F.R., Iraq
Keywords: Dermatoglyphic, Fingerprint patterns, Ridges, Diagnosis, ATD angles


This review article offers information to deal with fingerprints within the most prevalent genetic disorders and cancers. Dermatoglyphic refers to the formation of present ridges in some body parts like fingers, palm, soles, and toes; these ridges unchanged throughout life. There are three sorts of fingerprint patterns: Arches, loops, and whorls. The most pattern of dermatoglyphics is related to genetic disorders as in Down syndrome and Klinefelter's syndrome and applied in medicinal studies and also useful within the diagnosis of the many genetic disorders and a few sorts of cancers. Ridge count one among the foremost important parameters which will be advantaged for determine some genetic disorder and cancers like thalassemia, carcinoma, thyroid, and cervical cancers, but there are controversial from studies to studies not confirmed altogether research. Another parameter could also be differences in some sorts of cancers and statistically significant, for instance in early diagnosis of prostate cancer.



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Smail, H. (2020). Dermatoglyphics in common: genetic disorders and cancers. MicroMedicine, 8(2), 55-62. Retrieved from
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