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In the report, "Mycobacterium chelonae Infections
Associated with Face Lifts—New Jersey, 2002-2003," an error occurred
in the third sentence of the third paragraph of the Editorial Note on page
194. The sentence should read, "Because M. abscessus was
classified previously as a subspecies of M. chelonae,
determining which pathogen was responsible for rapidly growing mycobacterial
infections described in older reports is difficult.1"
Erratum: Vol. 53, No. 9. JAMA. 2004;291(21):2538. doi:10.1001/jama.291.21.2538