Slipped capital femoral epiphysisBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4457 (Published 06 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4457
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This is in response to your article in BMJ dated 21st November 2009,
“Easily Missed ? Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis”, page 1198.
I would like to add to the excellent article on SUFE by Clarke and
Kendrick, that it is important to consider an underlying endocrine
disorder. In a recent study of 94 children with SUFE 3 had underlying
hypothyroidism, of which one was diagnosed by screening at presentation
with SUFE as not otherwise clinically evident. I would advocate routine
screening in all children presenting with SUFE for hypothyroidism.
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