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Editor's Correspondence
November 26, 2001

Captopril Is an Unlikely Cause of Nephrotic Syndrome

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(21):2635. doi:

Madaio and Harrington list captopril as a major cause of nephrotic syndrome in their review of the diagnosis of glomerular diseases.1 Publications supporting captopril-induced nephrotic syndrome appeared in the 1980s after the introduction of the drug. Subsequent data have failed to support this concept.2