Research Article

Serial estimation of serum angiotensin converting enzyme activity during and after pregnancy in a woman with sarcoidosis.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985; 290 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.290.6464.269 (Published 26 January 1985) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985;290:269
  1. K J Erskine,
  2. K J Taylor,
  3. R A Agnew

    Abstract

    Serum angiotensin converting enzyme activities were estimated during pregnancy and the puerperium in a woman with sarcoidosis and a series of normal women. In the patient with sarcoidosis angiotensin converting enzyme activity was raised during pregnancy, particularly at 21 weeks' gestation, yet she remained well with no symptoms to suggest relapse of sarcoidosis. Serum angiotensin converting enzyme activity may not be of value in monitoring sarcoidosis activity during pregnancy.