Letter to the Editor

Reply to “Definition of Small for Gestational Age and Low Birthweight”

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  1. Hepato-Metabolic Disease Unit, “Bambino Gesù” Children's Hospital, IRCCS Rome, Italy

    • Valerio Nobili
    •  & Antonella Mosca
  2. Department of Pediatric – University “La Sapienza” Rome, Italy

    • Valerio Nobili
  3. Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin Turin, Italy

    • Elisabetta Bugianesi


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Competing interests

Guarantor of the article: Valerio Nobili, MD.

Specific author contributions: Elisabetta Bugianesi, Antonella Mosca, and Valerio Nobili conceptualized and designed the study, drafted the initial manuscript and critically reviewed the manuscript. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

Financial support: None

Potential competing interests: None.

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Correspondence to Valerio Nobili.