Authors' reply

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7066.1205b (Published 09 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1205
  1. Alfredo Pisacane,
  2. Renato Sansone,
  3. Nicola Impagliazzo,
  4. Angelo Coppola,
  5. Paolo Rolando,
  6. Alfonso D'Apuzzo,
  7. Ciro Tregrossi
  1. Senior lecturer Postgraduate trainee Postgraduate trainee Postgraduate trainee Dipartmento di Pediatria, Universita Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, 5–80131 Naples, Italy
  2. Paediatric consultant Paediatrician Paediatrician Divisione di Pediatria, Ospedale di Castellammare di Stabia, Naples

    EDITOR,—The suggestion that potential confounders such as lead poisoning and coeliac disease might be responsible for the association that we reported between iron deficiency anaemia and febrile convulsions is important. Because of the characteristics of our study, however, no data are available from the clinical records that might indicate whether lead poisoning or coeliac …

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