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J R Soc Med. 2007 April; 100(4): 165.
PMCID: PMC1847741


There were a number of inaccuracies in H Milburn's review of the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in last month's JRSM (J Roy Soc Med 2007;100:134-141), for which the Editorial Team apologize. Corrections are as follows:

In Table 2, the column heading ‘Healthy contacts (n=123)’ should have read ‘Healthy contacts (n=103)’

The third sentence in the third paragraph under the heading ‘Vitamin D’ should have read ‘Furthermore, only three TB patients (2.5%) had normal levels (all from the same family with a diet rich in fish) compared with 27% of the controls.’

Figure 4 was missing from the article and is reproduced here instead.

Figure 4
Suggested role for TNFα in the immune response to mycobacteria in the human lung. The organism is phagacytosed by activated alveolar macrophages. This triggers TNFα release which stimulates clonal expansion of T cells, release of IFN-α ...

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