What conditions should be considered in the evaluation of hyperaldosteronism?

Updated: Oct 19, 2018
  • Author: George P Chrousos, MD, FAAP, MACP, MACE, FRCP(London); Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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In any child or adolescent with significant hypertension, a thorough investigation into the cause is warranted. Hypermineralocorticoidism should be considered in any patient with associated hypokalemia, though it should not be excluded in the absence of hypokalemia. In patients with significant hypertension, blood pressure should be measured several times, preferably with an automated device after a supine rest.


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