The Spectrum of Serious Infections Among Patients Receiving Immune Checkpoint Blockade for the Treatment of Melanoma

The Spectrum of Serious Infections Among Patients Receiving Immune Checkpoint Blockade for the... The risk of infection among patients receiving immune checkpoint blockade is unknown. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 740 patients with melanoma who received immune checkpoint blockers. Serious infection occurred in 54 patients (7.3). The main risk factors were receipt of corticosteroids and/or infliximab. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical Infectious Diseases Oxford University Press

The Spectrum of Serious Infections Among Patients Receiving Immune Checkpoint Blockade for the Treatment of Melanoma

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Oxford University Press
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The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, e-mail journals.permissions@oup.com.
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1058-4838
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1537-6591
DOI
10.1093/cid/ciw539
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Abstract

The risk of infection among patients receiving immune checkpoint blockade is unknown. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 740 patients with melanoma who received immune checkpoint blockers. Serious infection occurred in 54 patients (7.3). The main risk factors were receipt of corticosteroids and/or infliximab.

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Clinical Infectious DiseasesOxford University Press

Published: Dec 1, 2016

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