Friday, October 14, 2011

ACE inhibitor induced small bowel angioedema presenting as an acute abdomen---CT characteristics

From the American Journal of Roentgenology:

ACEI-induced small-bowel angioedema should be included in the differential diagnosis when patients receiving ACEI therapy present with abdominal complaints and the following combination of findings on CT examination: ascites, small-bowel wall thickening, dilatation without obstruction, and straightening.

Symptoms resolve within a few days of stopping the ACEI.

Via Hospital Medicine Quick Hits.

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