Minoxidil in refractory hypertension

Sudesh P Makker

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A life-threatening, severe, hypertension refractory to conventional antihypertensive drugs developed in a 10-year-old girl in association with a functional renal transplant. Minoxidil, a new vasodilator, proved to be a lifesaving antihypertensive drug and prevented the removal of the functional transplant. During 9 months of minoxidil therapy the blood pressure remained controlled and the renal transplant function excellent. No serious side effects except a moderate hypertrichosis have been observed. It appears that minoxidil can be used to control refractory, life-theratening hypertension in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-623
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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