Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences

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Endocrine Hypertension

A Elamin


Arterial hypertension a prominent component of a number of endocrine disorders, most prominently those involving the adrenal glands (pheochromocytoma, primary aldosteronism and Cushing syndrome) and the pituitary (ACTH-producing tumors). Hypertension may also be a prominent feature of other endocrine disorders such as
acromegaly, thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, and hyperparathyroidism. Endocrine hypertension is noted in both adults and children but it is more relevant for children
where it comes second to renal hypertension, the common cause of hypertension in that age group.

Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences Vol. 3 (3) 2008: pp. 239-254
AJOL African Journals Online