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Mendelian disorders causing hypertension 

Mendelian disorders causing hypertension

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Mendelian disorders causing hypertension
Author(s):

Nilesh J. Samani

and Maciej Tomaszewski

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.161704_update_001

Update:

Expanded discussion of the mechanism of pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2 (Gordon’s syndrome), including its cause by mutations in novel genes.

Updated on 27 Nov 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 23 August 2017

Several mendelian disorders with hypertension as the predominant manifestation have been characterized at the molecular level. Features that may suggest one of these very rare conditions include a young age of onset, moderate to severe hypertension, strong family history, consanguinity (for the autosomal recessive disorders), and electrolyte abnormalities, particularly of potassium (although this is not invariable)....

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