To date, there has been a lack of pediatric experience regarding the efficacy and tolerability of immune checkpoint inhibitors after haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). We present the case of a 22-year-old female with multiple-relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) who presented with a new relapse after haploidentical (post-haplo) HSCT. Anti-PD-1 therapy with nivolumab resulted in significant objective disease response and clinical improvement without notable side effects, including the absence of a graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). This case report suggests that immune checkpoint inhibition may be safely tolerated even in the setting of haploidentical HSCT, without triggering overt GVHD.
- Hodgkin lymphoma
- haploidentical bone marrow transplant
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health