All publications of “Pedro Henrique Zavarize de Moraes”

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Immunotherapy-induced pneumonitis: cases report

Henrique Alkalay Helber, Aline Lury Hada, Raquel Baptista Pio, Pedro Henrique Zavarize de Moraes, Diogo Bugano Diniz Gomes

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018RC4030

ABSTRACT Immunotherapy-induced pneumonitis is a rare complication with incidence estimated around 3%. This disease is difficult to diagnose and has great morbidity. For this reason, it became a challenge for oncologists and emergencists. We reviewed the case of five patients who used anti-PD1 (program cell death receptor antagonist 1) for antineoplastic treatment and developed treatment-induced pneumonitis. All patients had respiratory problems because of immunotherapy and presence of ground-glass radiologic change. Among all patients, only one had grade 5 pneumonitis, and […]