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      Hypertension in Infants and Children

      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Children, Blood pressure, Hypertension, Antihypertensive therapy, Hypertensive encephalopathy

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          Abstract

          This is a review of selected aspects of hypertension in infants and children. The causes of pediatric hypertension are discussed. The role of diet in the etiology and/or treatment of hypertension is examined. Following a discussion of the morbidity and mortality of hypertension, aspects of the treatment of chronic hypertension are presented. Finally, a series of patients seen by our service with malignant hypertension is reported.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1990
          1990
          10 December 2008
          : 54
          : 4
          : 289-295
          Affiliations
          Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif., USA
          Article
          185882 Nephron 1990;54:289–295
          10.1159/000185882
          2183078
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 7
          Categories
          Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series

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