Sayed Mohammad Yadain, Shagufta Shafi, Pervez Iqbal, Mudaser Hussain Abbasi, Rana Muhammad Akhtar Khan, Haroon Habib.
Gender Variation of Finger Print Pattern Variation among the patients of Poliomyelitis.
Pak J Med Health Sci Jan ;8(2):421-5.
Aim: To describe gender variation of finger prints pattern in 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, Lahore 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, 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. Results: One hundred patients participated in these studies which were all known case of poliomyelitis. Out of these one hundred patients the majority of male patients were belonging to Loop pattern of finger prints i.e., 30(30%) where as the second most common pattern in males were Whorl 15%, and third common pattern was composite 10% and very least pattern was Arch 5% only. In females most common pattern was whorl 18%, second most common was loop 16% and third pattern was composite was only 6%. Conclusion: Each fingerprint is unique hence it can be very effectively used as an evidence for identification in the court of law. Majority of male patients were belonging to Loop pattern of finger prints followed by Whorl pattern, and third common pattern was composite and very least pattern was Arch.
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