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December 11, 1987

Incorrect Values

JAMA. 1987;258(22):3259. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03400220059035

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Several errors occurred in the Letter to the Editor entitled "Naproxen and Agranulocytosis," published in the April 3 issue of The Journal (1987;257:1732). In the "Report of a Case" section, the third sentence should have read as follows: "On admission he was noted to have a white blood cell count of 2300/mm3 (2.3×109/L) [not `0.0023 × 103/mm3 (0.0023 ×109/L)'], with 16% (0.16) polymorphonuclear leukocytes (268/mm3 [0.368 × 109/L]) [not `0.000368 × 103/mm3 (0.000368 ×109/L)'] and 0% (0.00) band forms." In that same paragraph, the eighth sentence should have read as follows: "His absolute granulocyte count dropped to 52/mm3 (0.052 ×109/L) [not `0.00052 × 103/mm3 (0.00052 ×109/L)'] while his white blood cell count remained stable at 2600/mm3 (2.6 × 109/L) [not `0.0026 × 10