Statement of Informed Consent
authors of the articles will respect the patients’ right to privacy. Any
identifying information – such as names, initials etc. – should not be
published in written material or photographs unless the information is
essential for scientific purposes and the patient (parent/guardian)
gives written informed consent for publication. However, identifying
details should be omitted if they are not essential.
Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is
identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published.
If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as
in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations
do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note