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Hypothyroidism and unusual rickets in a very preterm infant.
  1. P. Macmahon,
  2. M. Blair,
  3. I. Kovar
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK.


    Two separate episodes of rickets developed in a female infant of 25 weeks gestation and birthweight 690 g, who had congenital hypothyroidism and required parenteral nutrition for more than 100 days. We speculate that there is a relationship between metabolic bone disease of prematurity and the preterm infant's thyroid status.

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