Renal hypertension: an unusual cause for a common problem

M Amjad Khan, A V Ramanan, Paula Murphy, Moin A Saleem

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A 9-year-old girl with longstanding headaches presented acutely with rash, which disappeared quickly on treatment with oral phenoxymethylpenicillin. It was attributed to streptococcal infection as group A streptococcus was isolated from throat swab. She was incidentally found to have high blood pressure on routine screening on admission. Subsequently, 'fibromuscular dysplasia' was confirmed on renal angiogram, which showed a characteristic beaded appearance. It is a good clinical practice to check blood pressure in any child seen for whatever reason.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-2
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2013


  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Headache
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Renal
  • Renal Artery
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Streptococcus pyogenes


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