Angioedema associated with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors is a rare adverse reaction. It commonly involves the face, oropharyngeal and laryngeal tissues. To our knowledge, angioedema of the abdominal viscera related to angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors has not been reported previously. We present a rare case of a patient who had episodes of angioedema and abdominal pain with ascites probably related to the ACE inhibitor captopril.
(Internal Medicine 32: 424-426, 1993)
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