A succinct review of the common genetic causes of hypertension in children, along with diagnostic laboratory abnormalities and a cursory evaluation of therapeutic options. Attention is also made towards the underlying molecular mechanisms for the various genetic causes of hypertension. In addition, there is a 6-question self-assessment quiz at the end of the review (with answers)

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Time Required (estimated): 20 minutes
Title: Heritable Forms of Hypertension
Citation: Pediatric Nephrology 2009, Volume 24, pp. 1929-37
Date Created: 2009
Revisions: None Indicated
Disclaimers: None Indicated (see page 754)
Resource Type: Text
Other: For more information about genetic testing a patient for familial hypertension, please visit GeneTests.org

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