Immune checkpoint inhibitors, such as pembrolizumab, have significantly improved cancer patient outcome. Toxicities are usually moderate and manageable. However, some adverse events, if not early recognised, could be life-threatening. We report a patient with non-small cell lung cancer who received treatment with pembrolizumab and developed multiple immune-related adverse events both during and after completing treatment, including rash, pericarditis, colitis and myasthenia gravis.
- pericardial disease
- gastrointestinal system
- immunological products and vaccines
- neuromuscular disease
- lung cancer (oncology)
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Contributors AD reported the case and wrote the manuscript. VS and SL wrote and revised the manuscript. ES planned, reported, wrote and revised the manuscript.
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Competing interests None declared.
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