Heena Awais, Haroon Habib, Mudaser Hussain Abbasi, Rana Muhammad Akhtar, Muhammad Hammad, Rizwan Ahmed, Muhammad Waqas.
Dactylographic Pattern Variation among the Patients of Poliomyelitis.
Pak J Med Health Sci Jan ;6(4):918-20.

Objective: To describe the association of Dermatoglyphic pattern with poliomyelitis patients and to support the evidence of court of law regarding identification of persons. Study design: Observational descriptive study Place and duration of study: Study was conducted at Avicenna Medical College, Lahore and data was collected from the Medical OPD of Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health Ferozpur Road Lahore Materials and methods: Finger prints were collected from the subjects after obtaining their informed consent from month of November 2011 to August 2012. A total of 100 diagnosed patients were selected from the Medical OPD of Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Ferozpur Road Lahore and data were analyzed at Avicenna Medical College Lahore. Finger prints were recorded on a plain white paper with a stamp pad by plain and rolled method and same was assigned by their Name, Age, and Sex, for purposive sampling were recorded on the Proforma. Ethical clearance was obtained from the Institutional Ethical Committee. Results: One hundred patients participated in these studies which were all known cases of poliomyelitis. Out of these one hundred patients the majority of the patients were belonging to Loop pattern of finger prints i-e. fifty , 50% where as the number of patients belonging to Whorl pattern was thirty ,30% pattern of composite and Arch pattern ere ten 10% only. Conclusion: Each fingerprint is unique hence it can be very effectively used as an evidence for identification in the court of law. Majority of the patients was belonging to Loop pattern of finger prints followed by patients belonging to Whorl pattern and the least patterns were composite followed by Arch pattern.

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