Erratum to: Predictive value of IgE/IgG4 antibody ratio in children with egg allergy
© Okamoto et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013
Received: 23 August 2013
Accepted: 23 August 2013
Published: 9 September 2013
Following the publication of our article two separate errors within the manuscript have come to our attention. These errors can both be found in the Results section.
Firstly, in the Titers of egg white-specific IgE, IgG, and IgE/IgG antibodies subsection, the last sentence stated: “In the PFC, the ratio of egg-specific IgE/IgG4 antibodies (IgE/IgG4) was 4.83 (1.34-10.37; 25-75% observation), whereas it was 46.71 (18.05-131.04) in the NFC group (p<0.01; Figure one)”.
It should instead read “In the NFC, the ratio of egg-specific IgE/IgG4 antibodies (IgE/IgG4) was 4.83 (1.34-10.37; 25-75% observation), whereas it was 46.71(18.05-131.04) in the PFC group (P<0.01; Figure one)”.
Secondly, in the Ratio of egg-specific IgE/IgG antibodies for each dosage of eggs in the challenge test subsection, the 4th sentence stated: “The IgE/IgG4 ratio in the NFC group was significantly lower than those of the other groups, except the A group (Figure two; p<0.05)”.
It should instead read: “The IgE/IgG4 ratio in the NFC group was not significantly those of the other groups, except the A group than (Figure two; P<0.05)”.
Please note that the conclusions made in the original publication were based on the correct data, and as such they are unaffected by the errors made.
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