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Erratum to: Do epinephrine auto-injectors have an unsuitable needle length in children and adolescents at risk for anaphylaxis from food allergy?

  • Sten Dreborg1,
  • Xia Wen2,
  • Laura Kim3,
  • Gina Tsai6,
  • Immaculate Nevis4,
  • Ryan Potts5,
  • Jack Chiu6,
  • Arunmozhi Dominic7 and
  • Harold Kim6, 7Email author
Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology201713:33

Received: 27 June 2017

Accepted: 27 June 2017

Published: 7 July 2017

The original article was published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2016 12:11

Erratum to: Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol (2016) 12:11 DOI 10.1186/s13223-016-0110-8

After publication of the article [1] it was brought to our attention that the incorrect length of needle was used for one of the epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI), Jext®. The length of the needle of the Jext® 0.15 mg is not 15.7 mm as mentioned in the paper, but 13 mm. After correcting the needle length for Jext®, the results of the study do not change aside for those involving Jext®. The results of the primary outcome variable for Jext® are now the same as the other high pressure EAIs (HPEAIs) and do not lead to intra-osseous injections 38% but 11% between 15 and 30 kg. This is the same risk as the Epipen® and the Auvi-Q®.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Women’s and Children’s Health, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Faculty of Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Faculty of Medicine, University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Goodman School of Business, Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada
Farncombe Family Digestive Health Unit, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Department of Medicine, Western University, London, Canada
Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada


  1. Dreborg S, Wen X, Kim L, Tsai G, Nevis I, Potts R, Chiu J, Dominic A, Kim H. Do epinephrine auto-injectors have an unsuitable needle length in children and adolescents at risk for anaphylaxis from food allergy? Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2016;12:1. doi:10.1186/s13223-016-0110-8.View ArticleGoogle Scholar


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