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Current Hypertension Reviews

Eiditor-in-Chief

ISSN (Print): 1573-4021
ISSN (Online): 1875-6506

Hypertension in Children with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)

Author(s): Melissa A. Cadnapaphornchai

Volume 9 , Issue 1 , 2013

Page: [21 - 26] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1573402111309010004

Price: $58

Abstract

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common hereditary renal disease, affecting 1 in 1000 individuals. Previously termed “adult polycystic kidney disease”, ADPKD is now known to have important clinical manifestations beginning early in life and even in utero. Hypertension is an important risk factor for progressive renal and cardiovascular disease in children with ADPKD and may signify irremediable organ injury. The purpose of this article is to review current knowledge and treatment strategies in hypertension associated with pediatric ADPKD.

Keywords: Hypertension, Pediatric, ADPKD


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