Iranian Journal of Pediatrics (Iran J Pediatr) is a peer-reviewed medical publication. The purpose of Iran J Pediatr is to increase knowledge, stimulate research in all fields of Pediatrics, and promote better management of pediatric patients. To achieve the goals, the journal publishes basic, biomedical, and clinical investigations on prevalent diseases relevant to pediatrics. The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and their significance to our readership. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are peer-reviewed by minimum three anonymous reviewers. The Editorial Board reserves the right to refuse any material for publication and advises that authors should retain copies of submitted manuscripts and correspondence as the material cannot be returned. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editors.