Severe Thrombocytopenia in a Patient With Lung Adenocarcinoma Severe Thrombocytopenia in a Patient With Lung Adenocarcinoma

This case of severe grade V thrombocytopenia caused by nivolumab highlights the need for clinicians to be aware of this potential adverse effect of immune-checkpoint inhibitors.Journal of Medical Case Reports
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Source: Current Cancer Drug Targets - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Curr Cancer Drug Targets Source Type: research
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AbstractBackground/AimsPediatric immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disease; whose etiology is not exactly understood and seems to be highly multifactorial. Long non ‐coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are key regulators of different actions, which contribute to the development of many autoimmune diseases. To gain a further understanding, we estimated the relative expression of lncRNAs Metastasis‐associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) and tumor necrosis fac tor‐α (TNF‐α) and heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein L (hnRNPL) immune‐regulatory lncRNA (THRIL) in pediatric ITP.MethodsIn this...
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ConclusionsBevacizumab plus chemotherapy is highly effective with acceptable toxicities in nonsquamous NSCLC patients with uncontrolled MPE, and should be considered as a standard therapy in this setting.Key pointsSignificant findings of the studyBevacizumab plus chemotherapy is highly effective with acceptable toxicities in nonsquamous NSCLC patients with uncontrolled MPE.What this study addsBevacizumab plus chemotherapy should be considered as a standard treatment option for patients with uncontrolled MPE.Clinical trial registrationUMIN000006868 was a phase II study of efficacy of bevacizumab plus chemotherapy for the ma...
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Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
ConclusionA very difficult case of grade V immune-related thrombocytopenia after the administration of nivolumab as second-line therapy for relapsed lung adenocarcinoma was described. Immune-related thrombocytopenia is a rare adverse event, but it must be considered a possible complication because it may become critical once it has occurred.
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