Development of persistent late onset asthma following treatment with captopril

B J Lipworth, J J McMurray, R A Clark, A D Struthers

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    We describe the first case of de novo asthma following treatment with the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor captopril. Despite drug withdrawal there was evidence of persistent airways obstruction and bronchial hyperreactivity. This suggests the possibility that ACE inhibitors may uncover an asthmatic tendency in patients with pre-existing bronchial hyperreactivity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)586-588
    Number of pages3
    JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1989


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