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Gail B. Slap, MD, MSc; February 2010
An overweight teenaged girl came to the pediatrics clinic for routine follow-up of her type 2 diabetes, complaining of nonspecific, intermittent abdominal pain and worsening acne. The physician prescribed topical acne cream and increased her diabetes medications. The next day, an obstetrician notified the pediatrician that this patient had delivered a healthy infant via Caesarian section overnight.
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Zilka LJ, Lott JA, Baker LC, Linard SM. J Clin Lab Anal. 2008;22:254-256.
Inconsistent and possibly erroneous results of thyroid tests for newborns occurred in 18 patients among 600,000 tested in this study. The authors recommend follow-up studies to determine the reproducibility of these results.