Dermatoglyphic features in patients with Idiopathic Epilepsy

Sabanciogullari V., Kosar M., Sonmez M., Sarionder G. E. , Tetiker H., Bolayir E. , ...More

HEALTHMED, vol.5, no.1, pp.78-83, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : HEALTHMED
  • Page Numbers: pp.78-83


Objective: Idiopathic epilepsies constitute more than 40% of all epilepsy cases observed in the society. No factor except for genetic predisposition is found responsible in their etiologies. Dermatoglyphics are special shapes formed by the coming together of epidermal ridges. They are formed in the intrauterine period and remain unchanged throughout life. However, genetic or family rooted disorders such as epilepsy may lead to changes in the structure and shape of dermatoglyphics. Because of this, dermatoglyphic patterns of finger tips and palms of 30 patients who were diagnosed with epilepsy were compared to those of the control group and then presented using also the literature.