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The immigration delay disease : adermatoglyphia-inherited absence of epidermal ridges

Burger, Bettina and Fuchs, Dana and Sprecher, Eli and Itin, Peter. (2011) The immigration delay disease : adermatoglyphia-inherited absence of epidermal ridges. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol. 64, H. 5. pp. 974-980.

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Abstract

In the digital age, personal identification by fingerprints (epidermal ridges) has become more frequent and is often required for biometric passports. The more fingerprints are analyzed, the more variants in their formation are documented. Individuals completely missing fingerprints as an isolated finding are extremely rare. Only 4 kindreds have been described to date, with additional clinical features in most cases. We describe a female patient with missing epidermal ridges on the fingers, palms, toes, and soles as an isolated feature. Absent fingerprints, or adermatoglyphia, were inherited over 4 generations of her family in an autosomal dominant fashion. We present the clinical features of the index patient, and compare the case with previous reports in the literature. Because of problems in personal identification, this embryologic malformation caused the patient significant difficulties when traveling to other countries, which is why we name it the immigration delay disease.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel > Dermatology (Itin)
UniBasel Contributors:Itin, Peter
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Mosby
ISSN:0190-9622
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:10 Apr 2015 09:13

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