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April 26, 1958

ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUGS AS A CAUSE OF THE ACUTE ABDOMEN

Author Affiliations

Columbus

From the departments of surgery of Ohio State University and of White Cross Hospital.

JAMA. 1958;166(17):2111-2114. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990170009003

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Abstract

Four patients, with a clinical picture suggesting the possibility of an acute surgical abdomen to the extent of prompting surgical consultation, were eventually diagnosed as having paralytic ileus and/or vomiting from antihypertensive drugs. Diagnosis of such side-effects depends on an awareness that the patients are receiving the drugs.

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