To the Editor We read with interest the article1 on frequency of abnormal menstrual patterns in adolescents and young women after a sport-related concussion.1 Authors used self-reported menstrual bleeding patterns during the 120 days after injury as a proxy for hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis function.1 This study follows an uncited position statement on concussion sequelae in both young and adult athletes,2 where words such as “hypopituitarism” or “menstrual disorders” are absent.
Benvenga S, Sindoni A, Fama F. Traumatic Brain Injury and Cases of Abnormal Menstrual Pattern. JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(1):96–97. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.4170
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