Hypertension in Children with Kidney Diseases

In adults where hypertension is a leading cause of chronic kidney disease, however, in pediatrics, hypertension is the condition from prior disease or injury. There is a significant issue with the unrecognized hypertension in childhood chronic disease. Although Chronic Kidney Disease is relatively rare in children as compared with adults, hypertension is highly prevalent. The prevalence of Hypertension is tenfold higher than in general pediatrics and know to increase as children progress through the stages of CKD. Now, there are many studies demonstrating an interaction between Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension, with hypertension likely hastening the progression of CKD towards End Stage Renal Disease.

  • Track 1-1 Overweight
  • Track 2-2 High blood pressure in children
  • Track 3-3 White coat hypertension

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