Letter regarding “COVID-19 vaccine immunogenicity among chronic liver disease patients and liver transplant recipients: A meta-analysis”

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Clin Mol Hepatol. 2023;29(1):168-168
Publication date (electronic) : 2022 October 31
doi : https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2022.0328
1Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2Department of Research Center, Chandigarh University, Punjab, India
Corresponding author : Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip Private Academic Consultant, 111 Bangkok 122, Bangkok 103300, Thailand Tel: +66-22564133662, Fax: +66-22564133662, E-mail: rujittika@gmail.com

Editor: Seung Up Kim, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea

Received 2022 October 21; Revised 2022 October 26; Accepted 2022 October 26.
Keywords: COVID-19; Vaccines; Liver

Dear Editor,

We would like to share ideas on “COVID-19 vaccine immunogenicity among chronic liver disease patients and liver transplant recipients: A meta-analysis.” [1] In contrast to liver transplant recipients, patients with chronic liver disease exhibited a good humoral response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination, according to Cheung et al. [1]. We also agree that COVID-19 is helpful in immunogenicity. The immunological response of a vaccine recipient with an underlying medical condition may be different from that of a healthy individual. Potential confounding factors must be taken into consideration while interpreting the current report. Prior asymptomatic COVID-19 infection is a possibility, and is not unusual [2]. If there is no method to rule out prior cases of asymptomatic COVID-19, it would be challenging to evaluate the effectiveness of the vaccine.

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Authors’ contributions

RM: 50% ideas, writing, approval for submission; VW: 50% ideas, supervision, approval for submission

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Abbreviations

COVID-19

coronavirus disease 2019

References

1. Cheung KS, Mok CH, Mao X, Zhang R, Hung IF, Seto WK, et al. COVID-19 vaccine immunogenicity among chronic liver disease patients and liver transplant recipients: a meta-analysis. Clin Mol Hepatol 2022;28:890–911.
2. Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Letter to the editor: coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), infectivity, and the incubation period. J Prev Med Public Health 2020;53:70.

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