Author(s): Prisant LM
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Abstract Angioneurotic edema is nonpitting edema involving the face, lips, tongue, larynx, and other locations. It may occur with use of angiotensin- converting enzyme inhibitors, vasopeptidase inhibitors, and, less frequently, angiotensin receptor blockers. Most episodes occur within the first 6 months of therapy. Predisposing factors for converting enzyme inhibitor angioedema include previous idiopathic angioedema, African American race, and transplant-related immunocompromise. Treatment is directed to preventing airway compromise. (c)2001 Le Jacq Communications, Inc.
This article was published in J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)
and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism