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Screening for thyroid insufficiency in adults with Down’s Syndrome

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Screening for thyroid insufficiency in adults with Down’s Syndrome. / Glover, Gyles; Chauhan, Umesh; Emerson, Eric.

In: Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2013, p. 98-103.

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Glover, G, Chauhan, U & Emerson, E 2013, 'Screening for thyroid insufficiency in adults with Down’s Syndrome', Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 98-103. https://doi.org/10.1108/13595471311315128

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Glover, G., Chauhan, U., & Emerson, E. (2013). Screening for thyroid insufficiency in adults with Down’s Syndrome. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 18(2), 98-103. https://doi.org/10.1108/13595471311315128

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Glover, Gyles ; Chauhan, Umesh ; Emerson, Eric. / Screening for thyroid insufficiency in adults with Down’s Syndrome. In: Tizard Learning Disability Review. 2013 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 98-103.

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