oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Angioedema complicating lisinopril therapy

Volume 38, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A case of angioedema induced by antihypertensive tberapy with lisinopril is presented. The patient was a 79 year old black woman, with a history of hypertension for 15 years. The patient presented with acute onset of swelling involving the oro-facial region and respiratory distress after ingestion of three doses of lisinopril over a three day period. A clinical diagnosis of drug induced angioedema was made based on clinical presentation.

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