BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:672

Severe chickenpox during treatment with corticosteroids

Justin Bendig and colleagues have pointed out that the subtitle given by the editorial staff to their letter on this subject (“Commercial assays have high false positive rate”; 4 February, pp 327-8) is misleading. A more appropriate subtitle would have been “Latex assay shows false negatives.”

Smoking and death

An editorial error occurred in this letter by Rodolfo Saracci (4 March, p 600). Parts (a) and (b) of the published figure are transposed and do not correspond to the legend or citations in the text. Therefore, the last sentences of the second and third paragraphs refer to part (b) of the published figure and the penultimate sentence refers to part (a).

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