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Fingerprint Changes In Coeliac Disease
T. J. David, A. B. Ajdukiewicz and A. E. Read
The British Medical Journal
Vol. 4, No. 5735 (Dec. 5, 1970), pp. 594-596
Published by: BMJ
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25412708
Page Count: 3
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Study of the fingerpritns of 73 patients with coeliac disease, taken carefully, showed changes varying between moderate epidermal ridge atrophy and actual loss of fingerprint patterns. Of the patients 63 had these abnormalities, compared with 3 out of 485 controls. A high degree of correlation existed between ridge atrophy and changes in the clinical state of patients with coeliac disease.
The British Medical Journal © 1970 BMJ