The changing face of pediatric hypertension in the era of the childhood obesity epidemic

Abstract

Historically, hypertension in childhood was thought to be an uncommon diagnosis, usually related to an underlying condition, most often parenchymal renal disease. Primary hypertension in childhood was felt to be quite rare. However, the worldwide childhood obesity epidemic has had a profound impact on the frequency of hypertension and other obesity-related… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-012-2344-0

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