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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017, 5(6), 151-155
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-6-5
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Severe Pneumonitis in Patient with Kidney Cancer Using Nivolumab after Influenza Vaccine - A Case Report

Nicoli Taiana Henn1, , Julia Pastorello1 and Marina Ractz Bueno2

1Medical oncologist at the Hospital City of Passo Fundo- RS- BR. Street Tiradentes

2Medical resident in Oncology at the Hospital City of Passo Fundo

Pub. Date: July 08, 2017

Cite this paper:
Nicoli Taiana Henn, Julia Pastorello and Marina Ractz Bueno. Severe Pneumonitis in Patient with Kidney Cancer Using Nivolumab after Influenza Vaccine - A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017; 5(6):151-155. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-6-5


Immunotherapies are new drugs that are revolutionizing the treatment of many malignancies, among them, the kidney cancer. Because of their mechanism of action they can trigger an important inflammatory responses and immune-mediated adverse events. The safety of influenza vaccination during the use of checkpoint inhibitors is not defined. We report the case of a patient with kidney cancer who evolved unfavorably a few days after receiving the influenza immunization without the consent of the oncology specialists.

kidney cancer influenza immunization Nivolumab

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