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We sincerely thank Dr Jolobe for the response to our paper1 and very much appreciate the interesting addition2 to the discussion on this difficult topic. It is true that autoimmunity has been proposed to play a role in the aetiology of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), as we mention in our introduction. Furthermore, it is indeed well known that congestive heart failure due to (dilated) cardiomyopathy can occur …
Contributors LB wrote the letter and JC/KS-H/MJ and JWR-H approved the letter. All authors approved the final version.
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