A study of finger prints – bilateral asymmetry and sex difference in the region of Andhra Pradesh 597-600
Muralidhar Reddy Sangam MD,
Assistant Professor of Anatomy,
NRI Medical College, Chinakakani, Guntur district,
Andhra Pradesh, India. PIN – 522 503,
Phone: 08645 – 236 777, Fax: 234577, 237404.
Mobile No: 9440668501
Introduction: Fingerprints are considered to be the most reliable criteria for personal identification. The present study was undertaken to observe the distribution of finger print pattern in males and females, and to observe the bilateral asymmetry in the region of Andhra Pradesh.
Material and methods: The study was carried out in 506 individuals in NRI medical college, Chinakakani, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. In the study 268 were males and 238 were females.Finger prints are collected by Cummins ink method, then studied and analyzed statistically.
Results: Whorls were of high frequency on thumb, index and ring fingers in males. But females presented high frequency of loops on all fingers expect ring finger. There is a significant bimanual difference. Whorls are more common in right hands. Arches and radial loops are more on left index finger.
Conclusion: Such studies may be useful particularly in Forensic Medicine.