EDUARDO PODJARNY, M.D.; KEEV KORZETS, M.B., B.S.; JACQUES BERNHEIM, M.D.
To the editor: We read with interest the paper by Mitchell and colleagues (1) on the improvement of renal function during long-term treatment of hypertension with minoxidil. To their three patients with uraemic malignant hypertension necessitating dialysis who upon treatment with minoxidil recovered renal function sufficiently to discontinue dialysis, we would like to add a patient of ours.
A 47-year-old white woman was initially investigated for hypertension of recent onset in 1975. Physical examination showed grade III (Keith-Wagener-Barker classification) hypertensive retinopathy with a blood pressure of 200/100mm Hg. Creatinine clearance was 120 mL/min.
Renovascular hypertension was subsequently diagosed with proximal
PODJARNY E, KORZETS K, BERNHEIM J. Minoxidil in Uremic Malignant Hypertension. Ann Intern Med. ;94:822. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-6-822_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(6):822.
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