Essential hypertension is sustained high blood pressure not attributable to a single cause but reflecting the interaction of multiple genetic and environmental influences. Dermatoglyphic involves the study of epidermal ridges present on the surface of palms, finger, soles and toes while cheiloscopy is the study of the grooves or furrows present on the vermilion border of the human lips. Finger and lip prints are known useful genetic markers in some congenital and clinical diseases; as such this study was aimed at determining the association between fingerprint and lip print patterns in hypertensive patients. The present study was carried out with hypertensive patients attending the outpatient clinic of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria and was compared with a control group with normal blood pressure. The subjects were 118 clinically diagnosed patients with hypertension and 126 subjects who were normotensives with no family history of hypertension.
|Date Of Record Creation||2014-06-15 05:49:53|
|Date Of Record Release||2014-06-14 22:56:50|
|Date Last Modified||2014-06-15 05:49:53|