pediatrics
October 2001, VOLUME108 /ISSUE 4

Two editing errors occurred in a letter to the editor entitled “Circumcisions: Again” by Dr Thomas B. Newman that appeared in the August 2001 issue of Pediatrics (2001;108:522–523).

On page 523 in the last paragraph of Dr Newman's letter, the sentence that now reads: “In fact, according to the US Renal Data Service, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in children younger than 20 years old has an annual incidence of only about 13 million per year, of which only about 2.7% is attributed to chronic pyelonephritis or reflux nephropathy.6” That sentence should read: “In fact, according to the US Renal Data Service, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in children younger than 20 years old has an annual incidence of only about 13/million/year, of which only about 2.7% is attributed to chronic pyelonephritis or reflux nephropathy.6

Likewise, in that same paragraph, the sentence immediately following the one above now reads: “Over the next 25 years the annual incidence rises to 109 million per year, but the proportion attributed to chronic pyelonephritis or reflux nephropathy declines to 0.7%.” That sentence should read: “Over the next 25 years the annual incidence rises to 109/million/year, but the proportion attributed to chronic pyelonephritis or reflux nephropathy declines to 0.7%.”