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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Abstract

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)

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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.