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Fingerprints in Patients with Coeliac Disease and their Relatives

Br Med J 1972; 4 doi: (Published 21 October 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;4:144
  1. M. Mylotte,
  2. B. Egan-Mitchell,
  3. P. F. Fottrell,
  4. B. McNicholl,
  5. C. F. McCarthy


    The incidence of fingerprint pattern abnormality in 53 patients with coeliac disease and 82 of their relatives was not greater than that found in 58 control subjects. This finding contradicts an earlier report that most patients with coeliac disease had abnormal fingerprints.