MILTON G. CRANE, M.D.; JOHN E. HOLLOWAY, M.D.; WILLIAM G. WINSOR, M.D.
In 1955 Conn1 described a new disease syndrome called "primary aldosteronism." Since that time approximately 100 instances of this condition have been observed. Reports of many of these32-7, 10 have appeared in the literature. Basically, two types of the syndrome have been recognized. In the adult form, adrenal cortical adenomas have been found to be the cause, whereas in the juvenile form the syndrome has been caused by benign hyperplasia of the adrenal cortex.8-11
This is a report of a young woman who was first found to have hypertension at the age of 13 years.The report contains the results of
CRANE MG, HOLLOWAY JE, WINSOR WG. ALDOSTERONE-SECRETING ADENOMA: REPORT OF A CASE IN A JUVENILE12. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:280–291. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-2-280
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