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Fingerprint Changes in Coeliac Disease

BMJ 1970; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5735.594 (Published 05 December 1970) Cite this as: BMJ 1970;4:594

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  1. T. J. David,
  2. A. B. Ajdukiewicz,
  3. A. E. Read

    Abstract

    Study of the fingerprints 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.