Which physical findings are characteristic of hypertension in poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis?

Updated: Dec 16, 2020
  • Author: Duvuru Geetha, MD, MRCP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Hypertension occurs in 60-80% of cases and is more common in elderly individuals. In 50% of cases, the hypertension can be severe; however, more often it is transient, with normalization of blood pressure upon restoration of the glomerular filtration rate, loss of edema, and normalization of plasma volume. If hypertension persists, it is more indicative of the progression to a more chronic stage or that the disease is not poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis.


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