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March 28, 1986

Incorrect Word and Value

JAMA. 1986;255(12):1572. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03370120046020

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In the Sept 20, 1985, issue of The Journal, an error occurred in the Letter to the Editor entitled "Evidence for a 1980 HTLV-III Infection in a Currently Asymptomatic B Hemophiliac in Italy" (1985;254:1449-1450). On page 1450, under "Report of a Case," the last sentence of the first paragraph should have read as follows: "In 1985, the patient became positive for hepatitis B surface antibody (0.003 IU/L) [not 'hepatitis B surface antigen (3 mIU/L)']."