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Unchecked immunity: a unique case of sequential immune-related adverse events with Pembrolizumab 

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The authors present a case of sequential immune-related adverse events (irAEs) in a patient with metastatic melanoma treated with single-agent anti-programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) therapy, pembrolizumab. Although numerous cases of irAEs have been reported, sequential multi-organ involvement, including progressive atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, autoimmune nephritis, autoimmune hepatitis, and autoimmune encephalitis after cessation of therapy, has not been previously documented. Immunosuppression resulted in clinical remission of each irAE, highlighting the importance of vigilance for autoimmune complications in patients treated with checkpoint inhibition, even after immunotherapy cessation.

Authors: N. Shah, J. Jacob, Z. Househ, E. Shiner, L. Baird and H. Soudy

Published as a case report in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (2019) 7:247.

#ImmuneResponsiveness#Melanoma#ImmuneCheckpointInhibitors
#Pembrolizumab#AdverseEvents#SideEffects#Toxicities#JournalArticle
#JournalforImmunoTherapyofCancer#Clinician#EmergencyPhysician
#Oncologist#Pharmacist#2019

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