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Abdominal symptoms as presentation of hypertensive crisis. Am J Dis Child 1993 Jun;147(6):638-41

Date

06/01/1993

Pubmed ID

8506831

DOI

10.1001/archpedi.1993.02160300044020

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0027156655   6 Citations

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe a series of patients in hypertensive crisis who presented primarily with abdominal symptoms.

DESIGN: Patient reports.

SETTING: Referral center after initial presentation in the general community.

PARTICIPANTS: Three children, aged 10 months to 4 years, in hypertensive crisis who presented with abdominal symptoms that promptly resolved and did not recur with blood pressure control.

CONCLUSIONS: Blood pressure should be measured in all children undergoing physical examination; particular attention should be paid to the blood pressure of patients with unexplained abdominal symptoms before extensive diagnostic testing is pursued.

Author List

Van Why SK, Boydstun II, Gaudio KM, Siegel NJ

Author

Scott K. Van Why MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Abdominal Pain
Blood Pressure Determination
Child, Preschool
Humans
Hypertension, Malignant
Hypertension, Renovascular
Infant
Male
Vomiting