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Editor's Correspondence
April 8, 2002

Is There Proof That Captopril Causes Proteinuria?

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Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

Arch Intern Med. 2002;162(7):842-843. doi:

I am writing in regard to the letter by Dr Materson1 that was published in November 26, 2001, issue of the ARCHIVES; in it, he states that captopril therapy is an ulikely cause of nephrotic syndrome, casting doubt on early reports of a causal relationship. I agree with him that as captopril is currently used in clinical practice, the development of de novo proteinuria is not a commonly recognized complication. However, his further statement that "this adverse effect . . . has been poorly documented, if at all" certainly is not in agreement with the early experience of a number of investigators.

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