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COVID-19 vaccine triggered autoimmune hepatitis: case report
  1. Merrin Mathew1,
  2. Sheba Baby John1,
  3. Juny Sebastian2,
  4. Mandyam Dhati Ravi3
  1. 1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
  2. 2 Department of Pharmacy Practice, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE
  3. 3 Department of Paediatrics, JSS Medical College and Hospital, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Juny Sebastian, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE; dr.junysebastian{at}

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We would like to thank Mungmunpuntipantip R and Wiwanitkit V for their interest in our case report on COVID-19 triggered autoimmune hepatitis.1 We would also like to provide a response to clarify some of the concerns they have raised.

The multiple risk factors that can trigger autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) were detailed in the discussion section of our article.1 However, we also listed the patient-specific AIH triggering factors with the most significant event being the COVID-19 vaccination. This was identified to have an adequate temporal relationship (10 days) with the incidence …

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  • Contributors MM: planning, conduct, reporting and interpretation of data; SBJ: acquisition of data, reporting and conduct; JS: Interpretation of data, Planning, conception and design; MDR: Interpretation of data, Planning, conception and design.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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