CAR-T cell Therapy: Side-effects and neurotoxicity
Mayo Clinic neurologist, Michael Ruff, M.D., discusses some potential side-effects of CAR-T treatment. Learn more about how CAR-T affects the immune system and a side-effect similar to delirium called neurotoxicity.
Neurotoxicity can routinely cause difficulties with:
- Carrying on conversation
- Patient expressing themselves
In more rare cases, neurotoxicity can result in coma and or cerebral edema which can be life-threatening.
"Patients describe experiencing neurotoxicity to me as 'being in a foreign country and not speaking the language.'" Dr. Ruff says.
Learn more about how Mayo Clinic treats and prepares for this potential side-effect while creating a care plan for the patient prior to treatment in the video below.