Dermatoglyphic Pattern Study

  • Imtiaz Ahmad Prof and Head of Anatomy Department Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad
  • Irfan Yasin Student Second year MBBS Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad
Keywords: Dermatoglyphics, arch, ulnar loop, radial loop, whorl


Objectives: This dermatoglyphic study was focused on to evaluate bilateral dermatoglyphic dimorphism, gender dermatoglyphics dimorphism, pattern occurrence and difference from mean pattern occurrence.  Study Design & Method: It was conducted at PMC Faisalabad, 152 students of 2nd year MBBS (session2009-2010) took part as subjects. Data was obtained with use of ink pad. Patterns were recorded, classified, statistically

analyzed and discussed. Results & Conclusion: Arithmetic mean, percentage and mode of data were calculated. Analysis showed that loop pattern has the highest frequency (51.1%) followed by whorl pattern (36.8%). Arch pattern is the rarest pattern (7.8%). There is more predominance of arch and loop pattern than average values in this study.  

How to Cite
Ahmad, I., & Yasin, I. (2010). Dermatoglyphic Pattern Study. Annals of Punjab Medical College (APMC), 4(2), 107-110.