IJSM. 2016; 2(3): 187-189
INVASIVE PULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS FOLLOWING BEVACIZUMAB TREATMENT FOR NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCERKhadija Bellahammou, Asmaa Lakhdissi, Akkar Othman,Salmi Narimane, Ibrahim El Ghissassi, Fadoua Rais, Naoual Benhmidou, Hind M'rabti, Hassan Errihani.
Bevacizumab is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody targeting the vascular endothelial growth factor; it is actually approved for the treatment of unresectable, locally advanced and metastatic non-small cell lung cancer in association with chemotherapy and as maintenance therapy. Infection risk due to use of bevacizumab is a very rare event. Several cases of aspergillosis in patients treated with monoclonal antibodies have been reported, mostly following treatment with tumor necrosis factor alpha blockers. We present a case of a 60 year-old patient treated for stage IV non-small cell lung cancer, who has been diagnosed with invasive aspergillosis following bevacizumab treatment, and, we postulate that bevacizumab may contribute to this infection.
Invasive aspergillosis, Bevacizumab
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