dr Swati Bhardwaj
Pediatric Nephrologist
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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Blood pressure (BP) should be measured annually in children and adolescents 3 years onwards.

BP should be checked in all children and adolescents 3 years onwards at every health encounter if they have obesity, are taking medications known to increase BP, have renal disease, history of aortic arch obstruction or diabetes.

BP measurement in less than 3years old

  • History of prematurity, very low birth weight, or other neonatal complication
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections, hematuria, or proteinuria, Known renal disease or urologic malformations
  • Family history of congenital renal disease
  • Solid-organ transplant, malignancy or bone marrow transplant
  • Treatment with drugs known to raise BP
  • Systemic illnesses associated with hypertension (neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, etc)

Posted On: 22/02/2019

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