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Clinical Features of Cough Following ACE Inhibitor Therapy

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with chronic cough who is being treated with an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, adverse effects

ICD-10:

R05, T38.9

Description:

A patient treated with an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor may develop a chronic cough that will last as long as the person continues to take the drug and for several weeks after discontinuation.

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