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ACE Inhibitor in the treatment of cutaneous and lymphatic sarcoidosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17492847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Angiotensin-converting enzyme is used as a marker for sarcoid activity. We describe a case of remission of cutaneous and lymphatic sarcoidosis in a patient treated with an ACE inhibitor for congestive heart failure and hypertension; the remission has continued over 4 years of follow-up. Because this is a report of only one case, there is a possibility of sampling error. Whether the patient's remission in this case was a serendipitous spontaneous remission that happened to occur during ACE inhibitor therapy or whether ACE inhibitor therapy can play a role in the treatment of sarcoidosis needs to be determined in a large clinical trial.
Authors:
Vinod Kaura; Samantha H Kaura; Claire S Kaura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of clinical dermatology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1175-0561     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Clin Dermatol     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-11     Completed Date:  2007-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100895290     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Dermatol     Country:  New Zealand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Community Hospital of San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California 92411, USA. Clouds@aol.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors / therapeutic use*
Benzazepines / therapeutic use*
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / complications,  drug therapy
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Remission Induction
Remission, Spontaneous
Sarcoidosis / complications,  drug therapy*
Skin Diseases / complications,  drug therapy*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors; 0/Benzazepines; 86541-75-5/benazepril

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