A dermatoglyphic study of a group of Sicilian children with fragile-X syndrome

G. Milone, L. Conti, R. Rizzo, S. Sanfilippo, V. Sammito, C. Romano

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In a dermatoglyphic study of 14 fra(X) boys (compared with a control group of 191 normal schoolboys), we observed the following statistically significant (p <0.01) differences: 1) lower frequency of ulnar loops on the fingertips, particularly on the 2nd and 3rd fingers, with a corresponding increase of whorls; 2) transverse course of main line A; 3) increased frequency of abnormal palmar creases. The log score index of Simpson et al [1984] identified 71.4% of our patients and that of Rodewald et al [1986] 64.2%. The different values of these indexes can probably be attributed to ethnic differences. We think that by combining the results of dermatoglyphic analysis from several centers a more discriminatory log score index can be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics
Volume30
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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Fragile X Syndrome
Dermatoglyphics
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Milone, G., Conti, L., Rizzo, R., Sanfilippo, S., Sammito, V., & Romano, C. (1988). A dermatoglyphic study of a group of Sicilian children with fragile-X syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 30(1-2), 177-183.

A dermatoglyphic study of a group of Sicilian children with fragile-X syndrome. / Milone, G.; Conti, L.; Rizzo, R.; Sanfilippo, S.; Sammito, V.; Romano, C.

In: American Journal of Medical Genetics, Vol. 30, No. 1-2, 1988, p. 177-183.

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Milone, G, Conti, L, Rizzo, R, Sanfilippo, S, Sammito, V & Romano, C 1988, 'A dermatoglyphic study of a group of Sicilian children with fragile-X syndrome', American Journal of Medical Genetics, vol. 30, no. 1-2, pp. 177-183.
Milone, G. ; Conti, L. ; Rizzo, R. ; Sanfilippo, S. ; Sammito, V. ; Romano, C. / A dermatoglyphic study of a group of Sicilian children with fragile-X syndrome. In: American Journal of Medical Genetics. 1988 ; Vol. 30, No. 1-2. pp. 177-183.
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