The Muddied Waters of Ibrutinib Therapy

Miri Schamroth Pravda*, Nili Schamroth Pravda, Michael Lishner

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A 37-year-old male was admitted with an atypical presentation of central nervous system (CNS) aspergillosis while on ibrutinib therapy for a CNS relapse of mantle cell lymphoma. This case highlights the importance of a high clinical suspicion of opportunistic infections in patients receiving small-molecule kinase inhibitors. This report includes a review of reported cases of Aspergillus infections in patients receiving ibrutinib and the shared features of these cases. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug. Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalActa Haematologica
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


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