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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?

The Original Article was published on 06 March 2016

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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    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.

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Dreborg, S., Wen, X., Kim, L. et al. Erratum to: Do epinephrine auto-injectors have an unsuitable needle length in children and adolescents at risk for anaphylaxis from food allergy?. Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol 13, 33 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13223-017-0205-x

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