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Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Fetopathy

Purpose:

To identify features of ARB fetopathy in a neonate exposed to an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) during pregnancy.

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

response to therapy, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T46

Description:

Treatment of a pregnant woman with an angiotensin receptor blocking (ARB) agent can result in a number of changes in the fetus termed the ARB fetopathy. The findings are similar those seen with angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Therapy with an ARB is contraindicated during pregnancy.

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