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Erratum to: Predictive value of IgE/IgG4 antibody ratio in children with egg allergy

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The original article was published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2012 8:9

Correction

Following the publication of our article[1] 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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    Okamoto : Predictive value of IgE.IgG4 antibody ratio in children with egg allergy. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology. 2012, 8: 9-10.1186/1710-1492-8-9.

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Correspondence to Shoichiro Taniuchi.

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The online version of the original article can be found at 10.1186/1710-1492-8-9

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Okamoto, S., Taniuchi, S., Sudo, K. et al. Erratum to: Predictive value of IgE/IgG4 antibody ratio in children with egg allergy. All Asth Clin Immun 9, 34 (2013) doi:10.1186/1710-1492-9-34

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