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World J Gastroenterol. Mar 7, 2009; 15(9): 1025-1034
Published online Mar 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1025
Table 3 Putative candidate viruses as triggering event in autoimmune hepatitis
Putative virus as AIH trigger eventEvidencesReferences
Hepatitis A virusCase reports[9496]
Hepatitis B virusCase reports[9798]
Hepatitis C virusSpecific AIH autoantibodies[8789]
Cross-Reactivity at T and B-cell level[9092]
Epstein-Barr virusCase reports[6669]
Human herpes virus 6Sequence similarities[99]
Herpes simplex virusSequence similarities[102]
Cross-reactivity at B-cell level[102]