The Muddied Waters of Ibrutinib Therapy.

The Muddied Waters of Ibrutinib Therapy.

Acta Haematol. 2019 Apr 03;141(4):209-213

Authors: Schamroth Pravda M, Schamroth Pravda N, Lishner M

A 37-year-old male was admitted with an atypical presentation of central nervous system (CNS) aspergillosis while on ibrutinib therapy for a CNS relapse of mantle cell lymphoma. This case highlights the importance of a high clinical suspicion of opportunistic infections in patients receiving small-molecule kinase inhibitors. This report includes a review of reported cases of Aspergillus infections in patients receiving ibrutinib and the shared features of these cases.

PMID: 30943468 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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