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ACE inhibitor-induced angioedema: a case report and review of current management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21355827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) have replaced diuretics and Β-blockers as first-line agents for treating hypertension. Cough is a recognised side effect of ACEI treatment, and because of this, patients often have their medication changed to an angiotensin II receptor blocker (AIIRB). Both ACEIs and AIIRBs are associated with angioedema. We present a case of a late-onset angioedema associated with pyrexia and raised levels of inflammatory markers. We also discuss the causes and treatments of angioedema, and current controversies surrounding ACEIs and AIIRBs and their relation to anaphylaxis and angioedema.
Authors:
Nina Kloth; Andrew S Lane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1441-2772     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Resusc     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888170     Medline TA:  Crit Care Resusc     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Nepean Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia. stuart.lane@sydney.edu.au.
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