There are errors in the last sentence of the Materials and Methods under the subheading “Quantitative nephelometric assay.” The correct sentence should read: Normal ranges were defined as; 8,3–27,0 mg/l (λFLC), 6,7–22,4 mg/l (κFLC), 0,31–1,56 (FLC κ:λ ratio).
There are errors in the second paragraph of the Results under the subheading “Prevalence of serum FLCs in SLE patients and healthy controls.” The correct paragraph should read: Fifty three percent (24 of 45) of examined SLE patients had an elevated level of serum κFLCs above the normal range compared to 2.5% (1 of 40) of examined healthy controls. Similarly, 38% (17 of 45) of SLE patients compared to 2.5% (1 of 40) of healthy controls showed λFLC levels above the normal range.
There are multiple errors in the Discussion. The first sentence of the third paragraph should read: We observed that both κFLC and λFLC concentrations were elevated in sera from SLE patients compared to healthy controls with 53% compared to 2.5% having an elevated amount of κFLCs, and 38% compared to 2.5% having an elevated level of λFLCs. The second sentence of the fourth paragraph should read: 2.5% of healthy controls were found to have elevated levels of κFLC and λFLC, respectively. The first sentence in the last paragraph should read: In conclusion, serum FLC concentrations were elevated in SLE patients, especially κFLC levels with 53% of SLE patients having abnormally high concentrations.
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Fig 1 is incorrect in the published article. Please see the corrected version here.
Total FLC (A), λFLC (B) and κFLC (C) levels in SLE patients (n = 45) and healthy controls (n = 40) measured by quantitative nephelometry. SLE patients suffering from renal insufficiency (eGFR<60 ml/min/1.73m2) were excluded. Middle horizontal bars represent median and statistical significant differences are indicated with *, ** or *** for p-values less than 0.05, 0.01 or 0.001. p-values for comparison of FLC levels in SLE patients and healthy controls are <0.0001. Maximum and minimum values of the normal ranges of λFLCs and κFLCs are indicated on the y-axis as dotted lines. FLCs—free light chains, SLE—systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Citation: Draborg AH, Lydolph MC, Westergaard M, Olesen Larsen S, Nielsen CT, Duus K, et al. (2016) Correction: Elevated Concentrations of Serum Immunoglobulin Free Light Chains in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients in Relation to Disease Activity, Inflammatory Status, B Cell Activity and Epstein-Barr Virus Antibodies. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0148151. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148151
Published: January 25, 2016
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