CAR T cell therapy-associated cytokine release syndrome

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Synonyms: CAR T cell therapy-associated CRS | Chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy-associated cytokine release syndrome

A rare systemic condition affecting patients undergoing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy and characterized by a systemic inflammatory response due to massive activation of leukocytes with subsequent cytokine release. It can present with a variety of signs and symptoms ranging from mild flu-like symptoms (such as fever fatigue headache rash arthralgia and myalgia) to severe life-threatening manifestations including vascular leakage disseminated intravascular coagulation shock and multiple organ failure. Respiratory manifestations are common and range from cough and tachypnea to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

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