Atypical neuromuscular disease characteristics associated with anti-programmed cell death protein 1

Takeaway

  • Neuromuscular-related adverse events (AEs) associated with programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) treatment for cancer may be incorrectly diagnosed in 20% of cases, therefore thorough neurological and laboratory assessments are necessary.

Why this matters

  • Patients with cancer are increasingly being prescribed immune checkpoint inhibitors such as PD-1; greater understanding is needed of neuromuscular immune-related AEs, which may affect <7.7% patients.

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