Sustained hypertension in children.

  title={Sustained hypertension in children.},
  author={Pankaj Hari and Arvind Bagga and Rajendra N. Srivastava},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  volume={37 3},
OBJECTIVE To study the etiology and clinical profile of children with sustained hypertension. DESIGN Retrospective hospital-based study. SETTING Tertiary care, referral center. SUBJECTS 246 children with sustained hypertension presenting between January 1983 and December 1996. RESULTS The mean age at presentation was 8.2+/-3.9 yr; range 2 months-16 yr. There were 180 boys. An underlying cause for hypertension was identified in 242 (98.4%); 4 patients were considered to have essential… CONTINUE READING
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