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Hormones

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 147–148 | Cite as

Diversity in endocrinology practice: the case of Ramadan

  • Ioannis Ilias
  • Luai Said Tayeh
  • Isidoras Pachoundakis
Letter to the editor

Key words

Adrenal insufficiency Diabetes mellitus Fasting Islam Ramadan 

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Copyright information

© Hellenic Endocrine Society 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis Ilias
    • 1
  • Luai Said Tayeh
    • 1
  • Isidoras Pachoundakis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Endocrinology and DiabetesElena Venizelou HospitalAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of SociologyPanteion UniversityAthensGreece

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