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Erratum to: Pneumococcal lower respiratory tract infections in adults: an observational case–control study in primary care in Belgium
BMC Family Practicevolume 17, Article number: 25 (2016)
The original article was published in BMC Family Practice 2015 16:66
Due to a change in reagent affecting the performance of the Urinary Antigen Detection (UAD) assay, the positivity cut-off values of the assay had to be revised. A number of epidemiological studies have been affected by this change, including the original version of this article .
All samples of the study have been reanalysed and the impact on the study results can be found in the attached Excel sheet (Additional file 1):
Due to change in cut-off for serotype 5 and 14, there is one case of serotype 5 and of serotype 14 less.
The revision of the analysis showed 1 additional positive results for serotype 18C and for serotype 23 F
Overall the total number of positive UAD results has not changed.
Flamaing J, De Backer W, Van Laethem Y, Heijmans S, Mignon A. Pneumococcal lower respiratory tract infections in adults: an observational case–control study in primary care in Belgium. BMC Fam Pract. 2015;16:66.
The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0282-1.
Changes in UAD results. (XLSX 12 kb)