n South African Journal of Child Health - Evaluation of the safety of short-acting nifedipine use in children with severe hypertension secondary to acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis : short report

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7671



Hypertension occurs in about 80 - 97% of hospitalised children who present with acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN). The hypertension develops rapidly over a few days. In the majority of cases the hypertension resolves with diuretic therapy within the first week of admission to hospital.

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