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  1. A Smyth1,
  2. C Bertenshaw2,
  3. S Lewis3,
  4. I Choonara1,
  5. A Watson2
  1. 1
    Division of Child Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2
    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
  3. 3
    Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  1. Dr A Smyth, Clinical Sciences Building, University of Nottingham, Nottingham City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK; alan.smyth{at}

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