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Effect of an ACE Inhibitor on Allergic Reaction to a Bee Sting

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An 83-year-old man being treated with combination product containing perindopril and indapamide had a systemic reaction after being stung by a bee. An angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor may significantly increase the severity of allergic reactions after being stung by bees, ants, or wasps. Clinicians should be aware of the potential for this phenomenon if assisting people who have been stung.
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Keywords: ACE INHIBITORS; ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBITORS; BEE STING; HYMENOPTERA

Document Type: Regular Paper

Affiliations: C/-Pharmacy Department, Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, South Australia, Australia

Publication date: 01 September 2014

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