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Coeliac screening just as important!
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Editor,—The paper by Nobleet al on capillary dried spot testing for thyroid stimulating hormone measurement is a welcome advance for children with Down's syndrome (DS).1 In reducing the number of venepunctures this patient group needs, we hope that those professionals caring for children with DS do not omit screening for coeliac disease (CD). This condition is equally prevalent …

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