The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 86, Issue 2, pp 204–205 | Cite as

Anterior Fontanelle Size in Healthy Indian Late Preterm and Full Term Newborns: Correspondence

  • Jogender Kumar
  • Amitabh SinghEmail author
To the Editor: We read the article by Roy et al. published in IJP and would like to applaud the authors for generating normative data for an underexplored but important anthropometric parameter [1]. However, there are certain points we would like to highlight, clarification of which will bring more clarity to this issue.
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    Authors used Fenton 2003 growth charts for classifying babies as Small for gestational age (SGA), Appropriate for gestational age (AGA) and Large for gestational age (LGA). However for calculation of Z scores for SGA babies’, authors used “Research bulk calculator spreadsheet” which is based on Fenton 2013 growth charts. The Fenton 2013 charts [2] are based upon much larger sample and the centiles cutoff’s are different from Fenton 2003 charts [3]. The best practice would have been using Fenton 2013 chart for all anthropometric parameters, as they are based on very large population and are universally acceptable.

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    The authors stated that the SGA neonates have...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsPost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsVardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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