Idelalisib induced drug toxicity presenting as drug induced pneumonitis: a case report

Sameer Verma, Dhwani Pandya, Sameer Khanijo, Michael Esposito, Arunabh Talwar


Idelalisib is a novel treatment option for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. A rare, but, fatal complication of using Idelalsib is drug induced pneumonitis. This article presents a case of Idelalsib induced pneumonitis in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia along with a brief discussion of management plan.


Idelalisib, Chornic lymphocytic leukemia, Drug induced interstitial lung diseases, Phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase inhibitor, Steroids

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