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Cardiovascular Disease: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiovascular Disease I |

Acute Myocarditis and Myositis Associated With Nivolumab Therapy

Anita Mehta, MD; Nayan Desai, MD; Fredric Ginsberg, MD
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Cooper University Hospital, Cherry Hill, NJ


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):88A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.096
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiovascular Disease I

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Nivolumab a monoclonal antibody which selectively inhibits programmed cell death-1(PD-1) receptor is FDA approved for the treatment of solid cancers.1 We present a case of a 79 year old male with history of metastatic non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) on nivolumab who presented with muscle pain, weakness and dyspnea. His presentation was consistent with nivolumab induced auto-immune myositis and myocarditis.

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