Indian Journal of Otolaryngology

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 1–5 | Cite as

“dermatoglyphics in deaf-mute—an diagnostic Tool”

  • K. A. Athanikar
Original Article


Study of 100 normal children and 100 congenital deaf children was undertaken. Dermatoglyphics (dermal patterns) were recorded, read and compared in both control and study groups. Definite criteria and observations are made.


Deaf Child Ridge Count Congenital Deafness Loop Pattern Radial Loop 


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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. A. Athanikar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of E.N.T.B. J. Medical CollegePune-1

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