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Sicca Syndrome Following Immune Checkpoint Inhibition

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Συγγραφείς: Καθ. Ιατρικής Κ. Μαυραγάνη και Χ. Μουτσόπουλος


The recent approval of Immunologic checkpoint inhibitors as an effective therapeutic strategy against cancer came at the cost of toxicities mediated by an excessive activation of immune system against health tissues, including among others musculoskeletal and sicca complaints.The latter occur in the context of an entity reminiscent of Sjogren’s syndrome, with distinct characteristics such as abrupt onset, male predominance, lower prevalence of autoantibodies and response to steroids.

Λέξεις κλειδιά: Differential diagnosis; Immune checkpoint inhibitors; Sicca syndrome.

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