HARRY A. DEROW, M.D.; MARK D. ALTSCHULE, M.D.
In recent years, much has been written concerning a rapidly fatal form of hypertension termed by various observers "malignant hypertension"1, 2, 3, 4 "malignant sclerosis"5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and "malignant phase of essential hypertension."10a All of these authors have agreed that the elevation of the blood pressure in malignant hypertension is of the essential or primary type. In 1935, however, we11 concluded as a result of the study of a small group of cases, that malignant hypertension is not a disease entity but rather a syndrome in which the hypertension is either primary (essential) or secondary to any
DEROW HA, ALTSCHULE MD. THE NATURE OF MALIGNANT HYPERTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:1768–1780. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-10-1768
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(10):1768-1780.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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