Mechanisms of immune checkpoints and their role in autoimmunity are discussed in the context of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy for cancer. The updated clinical spectrum of immune-related adverse events (irAEs), with an in-depth discussion of rheumatic irAEs, is presented. The relationship between ICI-induced loss of self-tolerance in cancer and the implications for understanding of irAEs, rheumatic irAEs in particular, is overviewed.
- Immune checkpoint inhibitors
- Immune-related adverse events
- Rheumatic diseases
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