Checkpoint inhibitor-induced immune related hepatitis is a clinically significant toxicity for patients with GI cancer. All patients receiving therapy should be monitored closely and prompt recognition of hepatitis is essential to ensure that appropriate treatment is started in a timely manner. Clinicians should maintain a low threshold for working up and treating suspected immune hepatitis as delays can lead to permanent discontinuation of cancer therapy.
Aravind Sanjeevaiah1,2, Thomas Kerr3, Muhammad Shaalan Beg1,2
1Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, 2Harold Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, 3Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
Correspondence to: Muhammad Shaalan Beg, MD, MS. Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390-8852, USA. Email: Muhammad.Beg@UTSouthwestern.edu.
Conflicts of Interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
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Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology.
Originally published February 2018.