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Severe hypertension without urinary abnormalities in a patient with Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Pediatr Nephrol 1997 Dec;11(6):750-1

Date

01/23/1998

Pubmed ID

9438659

DOI

10.1007/s004670050382

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0030691763   11 Citations

Abstract

Hypertension as a complication of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is almost uniformly accompanied by evidence of renal involvement, either decreased renal function or urinary abnormalities. We report a 4.5-year-old male with HSP who developed severe hypertension without other manifestations of glomerulonephritis, including no decline in renal function and no development of urinary abnormalities. Extensive evaluation for other identifiable causes for his hypertension was not productive. His hypertension resolved with the resolution of his HSP. This case demonstrates that patients with HSP may on occasion develop severe hypertension without other evidence of nephritis. An extensive evaluation for other causes of severe hypertension may be deferred in this setting until well after all other manifestations of HSP have resolved.

Author List

Whyte DA, Van Why SK, 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

Blood Pressure
Child, Preschool
Humans
Hypertension
Male