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Are preterm infants at risk for subsequent fractures?
  1. S L Dahlenburg,
  2. N J Bishop,
  3. A Lucas
  1. MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge.


    In Cambridge, between 1979 and 1988, the prevalence of low gestation (less than 37 or less than 33 weeks) was not increased in 362 children under 6 years presenting to casualty with fractures compared with that in 362 children presenting without fractures or in all inborn surviving babies. These data are relevant to the assessment of suspected child abuse after preterm birth.

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