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Mendelian disorders causing hypertension 

Mendelian disorders causing hypertension
Mendelian disorders causing hypertension

Nilesh J. Samani

and Maciej Tomaszewski



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

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date: 24 September 2021

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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