Evaluation of Hypertension in Childhood Diseases

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Abstract

Evaluation of hypertension in the pediatric age group should be guided by the patient age and severity of hypertension at presentation and whether the hypertension is sustained or transient. Severe hypertension (stage 2) should always be treated promptly, even before definitive evaluation. The most common causes of hypertension differ by age group (Table 1), so after basic screening evaluation, the specific evaluation of hypertension will be dictated by the most likely underlying diagnoses (Fig. 1).

Keywords

Compute Tomographic Angiography MRAMagnetic Resonance Angiography Renal Artery Stenosis Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Turner Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Renal SectionBaylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA

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