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October 1983

Hypertension in Neonatal Hyperthyroidism

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore (Drs Schonwetter, Libber, Jones, and Plotnick), and the Baltimore City Hospitals (Dr Park).

Am J Dis Child. 1983;137(10):954-955. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1983.02140360018006

• Hypertension has only recently been reported in neonatal hyperthyroidism. We describe three children with hypertension as a prominent part of the syndrome. Antihypertensive therapy alone was ineffective in controlling elevated BP. All patients showed gradual resolution of hypertension once a euthyroid state was achieved.

(Am J Dis Child 1983;137:954-955)

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