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can kids have hypertension?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Yes: There are congenital causes of htn, fibrodisplasia of the arteries, also kidney diseases, also diseases of the adrenal glands (benign tumors like pheochromocytomas, more and more associated to salt, obesity, and high cholesterol in children.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: Children can have hypertension. It needs to be worked up for reversible causes and treated.
Dr. Shalini Sethi
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Yes: Children too can have hypertension

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Last updated Jun 1, 2015

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