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January 9/16, 2008

Diagnosing Hypertension in Children and Adolescents—Reply

JAMA. 2008;299(2):168-169. doi:10.1001/jama.2007.38

In Reply: In response to Drs van Schalkwyk and Turner, we recognize that blood pressure variability in children and adolescents with normotension, prehypertension, and hypertension is important and not well-studied. The current definition of pediatric (and adult) hypertension clearly defines only the minimum number of readings needed for the diagnosis.1,2

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