August 1977

Spontaneous Remission of Accelerated (Malignant) Hypertension in Renal Infarction

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Dr Lifschitz) and Radiology (Dr Cody), University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Tex.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(8):1079-1081. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630200081022

Malignant hypertension occurred in a young man who also was found to have a left renal infarct and higher renal vein renin levels on the left side. His hypertension was controlled with drugs and subsequently treatment with these medications was gradually discontinued over a period of nine months. He remained normotensive when no longer receiving medication, and another intravenous pyelogram demonstrated a persistent cortical defect in the left kidney.

(Arch Intern Med 137:1079-1081, 1977)