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Images in paediatrics
Mind the gap: understanding medication side effects
  1. Mira Parmar1,
  2. Sankara Narayanan1,
  3. Nazakat Merchant1,2
  1. 1 Neonatology & Paediatrics, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Watford, UK
  2. 2 Perinatal Imaging & Health, King’s College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nazakat Merchant, Neonatology & Paediatrics, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Watford WD18 0HB, UK; nazakat.merchant{at}

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  • Contributors MP wrote the first draft. SN and NM were involved in the care of the patient and also went through the report and made the necessary changes. NM as the senior author revised final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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