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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 260-264

Comparison of dermatoglyphic traits and dental anomalies associated with cleft lip or cleft lip and palate patients with normal healthy children


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, SGT Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute, Budhera, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SGT Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute, Budhera, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Kalpana Bansal
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, SGT Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute, Farukhnagar Road, Budhera - 122 505, Gurgaon, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.121829

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Background: Dermatoglyphics are considered as a window of congenital abnormalities and is known to be one of the best available diagnostic tools in genetic disorders. Objective: The present study was conducted to observe and compare the differences in the dermatoglyphic patterns between cleft lip/palate (CL/P) and normal healthy children and evaluate their associated dental findings. Setting: This is a cross-sectional prevalence study in which dermatoglyphic patterns and dental anomalies of 90 (CL/P) and normal healthy children aged 0-15 years were recorded under standard conditions of seating and lighting. Materials and Methods: Dermatoglyphic traits were recorded using ink stamp pad method. Dental findings were recorded through clinical and radiographic examination. Results: The most frequently seen dermatoglyphic trait in the study and control group was loops followed by whorls and arches. A highly significant (P < 0.001) difference between loops in the study and control group and statistically significant difference in the whorls (P = 0.001) were found using Student's t-test. The comparison of dental anomalies was accomplished using Chi-square test and hypodontia (50%) was seen maximum in cleft patients. Conclusion: Any deviation in dermatoglyphics features indicates a genetic etiology.






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