Title

Everolimus induced Pneumonitis

Document Type

Article

Department

Radiation Oncology

Abstract

Everolimus (RAD 001) is an orally administered inhibitor of mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin), a central regulator of intracellular signaling pathways involved in cell growth and proliferation, cellular metabolism and angiogenesis. Drug is currently in use to prevent allograft rejection after solid organ transplantation and in treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Noninfectious pneumonitis is rare adverse reaction associated with rapamycin and rapamycin analogues. Awareness of this toxicity and appropriate management is important to optimize patient safety. Here we report a case of everolimus induced pneumonitis in a 72 years old male with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) after 4 months of commencement of everolimus. Drug was discontinued and patient was treated accordingly and discharged after 10 days of hospital admission.

Publication

The Gulf Journal of Oncology

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