How is hypertension treated in pediatric hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Robert S Gillespie, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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A wide range of antihypertensive medications are available, and treatment should be individualized. Calcium channel blockers such as amlodipine or isradipine are commonly used in pediatrics. ACE inhibitors are very effective but should be used with caution in individuals with a decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) or with hyperkalemia.

Treatment is covered separately in Hypertension.


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