Cutaneous Vasculitis Secondary to Ramipril
January 2004 | Volume 3 | Issue 1 | Case Reports | 81 | Copyright © January 2004
S Gupta MD, NM Gandhi MD, J Ferguson MD
The ACE inhibitors can cause various skin side effects; however, it rarely causes cutaneous vasculitis. Ramipril-induced cutaneous vasculitis is particularly rare and our case was atypical because the patient had tolerated lisinopril before. Previous successful treatment with one ACE inhibitor does not rule out the vasculitis caused by the drug from the same group.
Here we report ramipril-induced cutaneous vasculitis in a patient who required steroid therapy to control it.