Hypertension (High BP) – Investigations| High Blood Pressure in Children
HYPERTENSION (HIGH BP)
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Last Updated : 4/5/2010
Kumud P Mehta
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Investigations
Investigations in a case of hypertension should start with urine examination, urine culture, renal function tests, and ultrasonography of kidneys because 80 - 85% cases are due to renal diseases. Special tests like tests for SLE, hormonal assay to rule out endocrinal causes, radionucleide studies, doppler studies and renal angiography/aortography to rule out adrenal, renovascular causes are invasive and expensive and should be done after common causes are ruled out.



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Kumud P Mehta
Consultant Pediatrician & Pediatric Nephrologist, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for children, Mumnbai, India


First Created : 4/2/2001
Last Updated : 4/5/2010

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