Righting Citing - Text A
What confusion is created by the citing in the following text?*
Cryptococcal meningitis is a common life-threatening infection in patients with advanced HIV disease. It is a major cause of death from AIDS in Asia and accounted for 13, 17, and 44% of all deaths in three cohorts of HIV-infected patients in Africa (1, 2, 3, 4). For comparison, tuberculosis was identified as the cause in 5, 6, and 13% of deaths in these cohorts (2, 3, 4).
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4. Corbett, E. L., G. J. Churchyard, S. Charalambos, B. Samb, V. Moloi, T. C. Clayton, A. D. Grant, J. Murray, R. J. Hayes, K. M. De Cock. 2002. Morbidity and mortality in South African gold miners: impact of untreated disease due to human immunodeficiency virus. Clin. Infect. Dis. 34:1251.
*From Siddiqui, AA et al. IFN-gamma at the site of infection determines rate of clearance of infection in cryptococcal meningitis. J. Immunol. 2005; 1746-1750.