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May 2019

Wording Errors in Abstract, Numeric Errors in Results, and Labeling Errors in Figure 2

JAMA Dermatol. 2019;155(5):638. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.0773

In the Original Investigation “Evaluation of Low-Dose, Low-Frequency Oral Psoralen–UV-A Treatment With or Without Maintenance on Early-Stage Mycosis Fungoides: A Randomized Clinical Trial,”1 published March 20, 2019, the following errors appeared. In Abstract Results, the 2 sentences reading “Induction of PUVA treatment reduced the mSWAT score in all patients. The 12- to 24-week PUVA induction regimen led to CR in 19 (70%) of 27 patients and a low mean cumulative UV-A dose of 78.5 J/cm2.” should have been “The 12- to 24- week PUVA induction regimen reduced the mSwat score in all patients and led to CR in 19 (70%) of 27 patients and a low mean cumulative UV-A dose of 78.5 J/cm2.” In the main article Results, the percentage values were given as “Patients with CR decreased their mSWAT score by 100% within 12 weeks (5 [19%]), 16 weeks (4 [15%]), 20 weeks (5 [19%]), and 24 weeks (5 [19%]) of treatment….” Each instance of 19% should have been 26%, and the instance of 15% should have been 21%. In Figure 2, panel A label should have been “Patient 5 at baseline,” B, “Patient 5 with CR after PUVA induction treatment,” C, “Patient 22 at baseline,” and D, “Patient 22 with PR after PUVA induction treatment.” The article was corrected online.

References
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Vieyra-Garcia  P, Fink-Puches  R, Porkert  S,  et al.  Evaluation of low-dose, low-frequency oral psoralen–UV-A treatment with or without maintenance on early-stage mycosis fungoides: a randomized clinical trial  [published March 20, 2019].  JAMA Dermatol. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.5905Google Scholar
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