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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

 ISSN 0718-4816

TOCORNAL J, Francisco; ESPINOZA B, Tatiana; KARISRUHER S, Jan    CEVO E, Jimena. Angioedema by users of Inhibitors of the Angiotensin Converting Enzyme in Otorhynolaryngology. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello []. 2006, 66, 3, pp.179-184. ISSN 0718-4816.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48162006000300002.

A review of the cases of angioedema associated to the use of inhibitors of the angiotensin in our hospital is presented. The objective is to make this pathology known to the medical community. The average age of presentation was at 67,8 years of age. The patients took the medicine for a period between í and 96 months, before the symptoms appeared. The amount of angioedema episodes before diagnosis was between one and seven, follow-up after treatment, between 8 and 18 months. The most frequent symptom was lingual edema, although one patient required treatment at the Intensive Care Unit with orotracheal intubation. A review of the literature is presented, with emphasis on the epidemiology, diagnostic, physiopathological mechanism and treatment of the disease

: Angioedema; IECA; arterial hypertension.

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