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November 1974

P, Sensitivity, and We.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(5):744. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110300154028

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Abstract

—In the article, "Childhood Infections: Diagnostic Value of Peripheral White Blood Cell and Differential Cell Counts," published in the June issue of the Journal (127:810-816, 1974), three errors occurred.

In the footnote to Table 2, on page 812, the P value should read P <.01 (ie, less than), not P >.01 (greater than).

On page 813, column 1, the sentence beginning in line 23 should read "Because further small increases in specificity (7%)...," not "sensitivity (7%)."

Page 815, column 2, line 21, incorrectly showed the pronoun "we." The sentence, which begins in line 17, should read "In establishing the usefulness and limitations of the WBC and differential cell counts in the diagnosis of infectious diseases in hospitalized children over 2 months of age, it has been shown that the PMNs per cubic millimeter and nonsegmented PMNs per cubic millimeter detect more bacterial cases than the conventional WBCs per cubic millimeter,

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