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Medicina (Buenos Aires)

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BRUETMAN, Julio E; MONTES ONGANIA, Agustín; FINN, Bárbara C  and  YOUNG, Pablo. Angioedema intestinal aislado inducido por enalapril. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2018, vol.78, n.1, pp.41-43. ISSN 0025-7680.

Angioedema induced by angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors is a rare entity characterized by skin and mucosal edema, due to increased vascular permeability caused by inhibition of the converting enzyme and subsequent increase in bradykinin. It frequently presents with facial and mucosal involvement, being uncommon the intestinal or airway compromise. Intestinal angioedema may be associated with facial or isolated angioedema, the latter being exceptional. It is associated with recurrent episodes of pain, abdominal distention and watery diarrhea which complete recovery in two or three days. Although it is a rare entity, the fact that it is associated with frequently used drugs makes us include it in the differential diagnosis of recurrent abdominal pain. We report a case of isolated intestinal angioedema associated with the use of enalapril.

Keywords : Angioedema; Angiotensin; Abdominal pain; Diarrhea.

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