Fetopathy associated with exposure to angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors.

Sérgio Neves, Raquel Santos, Clara Gomes, António Jorge Correia


Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEI) are commonly used antihypertensive drugs, although contraindicated during pregnancy by fetopathy association such as renal dysgenesis, oligohydramnios, hipocalvaria, pulmonary hypoplasia, intrauterine growth restriction, and neonatal anuric renal failure. The authors present a clinical report of a child that developed neonatal anuric renal failure with peritoneal dialysis support by an in uterus exposure to ACEI with very good recovery. This case and literature review states the need to avoid ACEI prescription to Young women and it's suspension as soon as possible during pregnancy.

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