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Comment & Response
January 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury and Cases of Abnormal Menstrual Pattern

Author Affiliations
  • 1Master Program on Childhood, Adolescent and Women’s Endocrine Health, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University Hospital of Messina, Messina, Italy
  • 2Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences, Morphological and Functional Images - University Hospital of Messina, Messina, Italy
  • 3Department of Human Pathology, University Hospital of Messina, Messina, Italy
JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(1):96-97. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.4170

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.

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