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Abstract: SA-PO144

Capmatinib-Associated AKI: A Case Series

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Category: Onconephrology

  • 1600 Onconephrology


  • Sandoval, Leticia Assad Maia, Mayo Clinic Research Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota, United States
  • Radhakrishnan, Yeshwanter, Mayo Clinic Research Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota, United States
  • Potter, Ashley, Mayo Clinic Research Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota, United States
  • Mansfield, Aaron, Mayo Clinic Research Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota, United States
  • Herrmann, Sandra, Mayo Clinic Research Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Capmatinib is a MET inhibitor used in non-small cell lung cancers that harbor MET exon 14 skipping mutations. It can cause serum creatinine (SCr) elevation without evidence of a kidney injury (AKI), termed pseudo-AKI, and likely due to inhibition of renal transporters multidrug and toxic extrusion protein 1 and 2-K (MATE1 and MATE2-K). We present 13 patients who developed AKI with capmatinib therapy.


We performed a retrospective multi-center observational study of all patients who received capmatinib at Mayo Clinic campus between 05/2020 and 10/2021. We analyzed demographics, comorbidities, laboratory values, and outcomes of those who developed AKI.


Among 38 patients on capmatinib, 13 (34%) had an elevation of SCr and were diagnosed with AKI based on KDIGO criteria (table 1). Patients had a median age of 78 years ± SD 10.28% were male, with a mean baseline SCr of 1.05 ± SD 0.42 mg/dL. Seven patients presented with dyspnea, fatigue, and lower extremity edema without acid-base or electrolyte disturbances. Patients who had available urinalysis had no active sediment. Cystatin C and Iothalamate Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) clearance during AKI did not show variation from baseline, although SCr was elevated, raising the possibility of pseudo-AKI (figure 1). All patients had SCr reduction within three months. None of these patients required kidney replacement therapy.


In our experience, one-third of patients at our institution had elevations in SCr while on capmatinib. Pseudo-AKI is possible, as two patients did not have variations in cystatin C or Iothalamate-based GFRs during AKI. Pseudo-AKI may result in inappropriate dose-adjustments. Estimating GFR with cystatin C and iothalamate should be considered in these patients instead of relying on SCr.