Renovascular hypertension—is it fibromuscular dysplasia or Takayasu arteritis

  title={Renovascular hypertension—is it fibromuscular dysplasia or Takayasu arteritis},
  author={K. Tullus},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
  • K. Tullus
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Renovascular hypertension (RVH) can be caused by many different diseases, with the most common being fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) and Takayasu arteritis (TA). A strikingly different diagnostic pattern is seen in children with RVH from different parts of the world. In Europe and North America, these children are mainly diagnosed as having FMD while in Asia and South Africa they will most often get a diagnosis of TA. When comparing the clinical diagnosis for FMD and TA, it becomes obvious that… CONTINUE READING
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