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The enigma of elevated blood pressure has only recently attracted major attention among pediatricians and others responsible for the primary care of children. There were multiple reasons for this late awakening, including lack of consensus on definition, cause, prognosis, or management, and a long and daunting list of studies recommended to exclude secondary causes, most of them rare. The Academy of Pediatrics Task Force Report (Pediatrics. 1977;59 (suppl):797-820) was a milestone publication summarizing previous data and giving a logical approach to diagnosis and therapy. Since the publication of that report, many symposia have been held and many original articles and
Pediatric Hypertension.. Ann Intern Med. ;97:806. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-5-806_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(5):806.
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