Check point inhibitors and Side Effects - Immune-related ...

Check point inhibitors and Side Effects - Immune-related adverse events (IRAEs)

What are the side effects?

 - Immune-related adverse events (IRAEs) of check point inhibitors are unfortunately common, and can effect any organ (see picture below from NEJM review article- a great overview on the topic!)

When do IRAEs occur?

 - IRAEs usually develop within the first few weeks to months after treatment initiation, but can occur at any time

How are IRAEs treated?

 - Most immune-related adverse events are effectively treated by stopping the checkpoint inhibitor and inducing temporary immunosuppression with steroids or other immunosuppresion

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