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October 1974

Fingerprint Arches in Alopecia Areata

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From the Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(4):570-571. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630100030007

Incidences of fingerprint arches were determined in 91 female and 87 male patients with alopecia areata and in 109 female and 74 male controls. A statistically significant increased frequency of individuals with six or more arches was found among the females with alopecia areata.