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Abstract

DETERMINATION OF AGE, SEX AND STATURE FROM DERMATOGLYPHICS STUDY

Dr. Rajesh Dehankar*, Dr. Ujjwala Bhakare and V. M. Paikrao

ABSTRACT

Dermatoglyphics is the scientific study of epidermal ridges on palms and soles. It is one of the recent and advancing of medical science. If there is any abnormality in the genetic make-up of parents it is inherited to the children and is reflected in dermatoglyphic pattern. This study is undertaken to find out correlation between dermatoglyphics and age, sex and stature. Identification of ages, sex and stature plays a vital role in forensic and medicolegal investigations. Various dermatoglypic palmar patterns of various males and females of different age and stature are studied. The present study is carried with an aim to study the dermatoglyphic trait in males and females of different age and stature. The sexual and digital differences in dermatoglyphic patterns of individuals are also seen. The present study is carried out in the department of anatomy, NKP SIMS, Nagpur. It consists of 200 subjects (100 males and 100 females) whose palmar prints are collected from department of skin and venereal diseases. Prints are taken on maplitho paper by using printing ink and studied with magnifying lens. Various parameters of dermatoglyphics like finger tip patterns, total and absolute finger ridge count, a-b ridge, atd angle and simian crease count are analyzed by using Statistical calculations. After complete analysis it is concluded form the study that there is definitely a statistically significant difference in the dermatoglyphic patterns of individuals of different sex, age and stature. There is no regional difference but differences are found in the male and female subjects.

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