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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 220-223

Hormonal fingerprints: A potential screening tool


1 Department of Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Jouf University, Sakaka, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, Jouf University, Sakaka, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rakhi Issrani
Department of Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Jouf University, Sakaka
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jioh.jioh_151_18

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The ratio between second and fourth digit lengths (2D:4D ratio) is termed as hormonal fingerprint. This ratio is sexually dimorphic and can be measured by various methods using digital vernier calipers, radiographs, photographs, photocopies, and scanners. In the medical scenario, 2D:4D ratio is used as a biological marker for predicting and diagnosis of many metabolic disorders mainly coronary heart disease and autism, whereas, in dentistry, this method is still in blooming stage. This article highlights the role of hormonal fingerprints as potential biomarkers in early diagnosis, prognosis, and early lifestyle interventions for many dental diseases.


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