What is the incidence of hypertension in acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN)?

Updated: Dec 05, 2018
  • Author: Rajendra Bhimma, MBChB, MD, PhD, DCH (SA), FCP(Paeds)(SA), MMed(Natal); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Hypertension

Hypertension is the third cardinal feature of poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis and is reported in 50-90% of children who are hospitalized with acute glomerulonephritis. The magnitude of the increase in blood pressure widely varies; however, systolic pressures greater than 200 mm Hg and diastolic pressures greater than 120 mm Hg are not unusual. Hypertension usually resolves in 1-2 weeks and rarely requires long-term treatment. [52, 53]


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