Enalapril-induced acute renal failure in a newborn infant

Pediatr Nephrol. 2003 Jun;18(6):570-2. doi: 10.1007/s00467-003-1121-5. Epub 2003 Apr 16.


A full-term baby boy developed congestive cardiac failure secondary to left-to-right shunts. He developed acute renal failure following the administration of oral enalapril given for the treatment of cardiac failure. There was no underlying renal disease or renal artery stenosis. He required three peritoneal dialyses, following which he recovered from the renal failure.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / chemically induced*
  • Acute Kidney Injury / therapy
  • Antihypertensive Agents / adverse effects*
  • Enalapril / adverse effects*
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / drug therapy
  • Heart Failure / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Peritoneal Dialysis


  • Antihypertensive Agents
  • Enalapril