Papulopustular rosacea during nivolumab therapy of metastatic squamous cell esophageal carcinoma
- Author(s): Gahoonia, Nimrit K;
- Carrington, Alexis E;
- Chambers, Cindy J;
- Sivamani, Raja K
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D327955140
We present a 76-year old man who developed papulopustular rosacea after receiving nivolumab treatment for his esophageal carcinoma, metastatic to the lungs. Nivolumab is an emerging cancer therapy whose immune-related adverse events are still not fully recognized and likely underreported. The treatment has been reported to cause a myriad of cutaneous immune-related adverse events. However, nivolumab-induced-papulopustular rosacea has been scarcely reported. Thus, this case presents a clinically important finding that physicians should be aware of when seeing patients on nivolumab therapy.