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Comment & Response
May 11, 2020

Errors in Units of Measure and Reference Value for Laboratory Tests and Numbers of Patients in Study of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pulmonary Medicine, QingPu Branch of Zhongshan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • 2Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • 3Shanghai Respiratory Research Institute, Shanghai, China
  • 4National Clinical Research Center for Aging and Medicine, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • 5Department of Urology, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1576

To the Editor We write on behalf of our coauthors to report errors that occurred in our article entitled “Risk Factors Associated With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Death in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia in Wuhan, China,”1 which was published online in JAMA Internal Medicine on March 13, 2020. We are very grateful that a reader recently contacted us to inquire about the unit of measure used for interleukin-6 and brought the error to our attention. After that, several authors (C. W., X. C., Y. Zhang) rechecked the units of measure and reference ranges of all laboratory tests against electronic medical records and confirmed the following errors in the article.

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