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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
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Fingerprint Changes In Coeliac Disease
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Abstract

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.

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