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Please read 'hypo' for 'hyper'

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:28 GMT

Author: Rod Hewitt
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E-mail: rod@vrod.co.uk
Submitted Date: July 29, 2008
Published Date: August 4, 2008
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Why Was This Study Done?

"... If untreated, “neonatal” hyperthyroidism can cause severe mental and physical retardation so, in many countries, blood TSH levels are measured soon after birth..."

Shame. This typo will be copied and pasted by a thousand journalists.

Competing interests declared: I declare that I have no competing interests.