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Causes of Hypertension in the Young

Br Med J 1970; 3 doi: (Published 26 September 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:744
  1. Boon Seng Ooi,
  2. Beatrice T. M. Chen,
  3. Charles C. S. Toh,
  4. Oon Teik Khoo


    Of 127 hypertensive patients aged 12 to 40 investigated by intravenous pyelography, abdominal aortography, and renal biopsy an underlying cause was found in 57%. The proportion with secondary hypertension was higher in young patients and in those with severe hypertension. Primary arteritis of the aorta was an important cause of renovascular hypertension in an Asian population.