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Erratum to: Serum B cell–activating factor (BAFF) level in connective tissue disease associated interstitial lung disease

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After the publication of this work [1], it was brought to the authors attention that statements in the article are not consistent with Fig. 1. The statement “Our findings show that patients who met Kinder’s criteria for UCTD had significantly higher serum BAFF levels than patients with CFIP;” and “In summary, increased levels of BAFF were found in the circulation of patients with CTD-ILD and UCTD-ILD, in whom serum levels were inversely correlated with lung function” are not a correct reflection of the results from the data analysis in Fig. 1 of the article.

The corrected statements are provided here as follows: “Our findings show that patients who met Kinder’s criteria for UCTD tended to have higher serum BAFF levels than patients with CFIP;” and “In summary, increased levels of BAFF were found in the circulation of patients with CTD-ILD, in whom serum levels were inversely correlated with lung function.”

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    Hamada T, Samukawa T, Kumamoto T, Hatanaka K, Tsukuya G, Yamamoto M, Machida K, Watanabe M, Mizuno K, Higashimoto I, Inoue Y, Inoue H. Serum B cell-activating factor (BAFF) level in connective tissue disease associated interstitial lung disease. BMC Pulm Med. 2015;15:110. doi:10.1186/s12890-015-0105-0.

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Correspondence to Hiromasa Inoue.

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The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/s12890-015-0105-0.

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Hamada, T., Samukawa, T., Kumamoto, T. et al. Erratum to: Serum B cell–activating factor (BAFF) level in connective tissue disease associated interstitial lung disease. BMC Pulm Med 16, 117 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12890-016-0278-1

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