The use of an angiotensin II type-1 receptor blocker for scleroderma renal crisis is controversial. We describe a 46-year-old woman presenting with a seizure secondary to hypertensive encephalopathy as the initial manifestation of scleroderma renal crisis. She had complete resolution of end organ damage with use of an angiotensin II type-1 receptor blocker. There may be a role for angiotensin II type-1 receptor blockers in the setting of scleroderma renal crisis with central nervous system involvement.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Clinical Rheumatology
|Published - Aug 1 2005
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