—To describe a series of patients in hypertensive crisis who presented primarily with abdominal symptoms.
—Referral center after initial presentation in the general community.
—Three children, aged 10 months to 4 years, in hypertensive crisis who presented with abdominal symptoms that promptly resolved and did not recur with blood pressure control.
—Blood pressure should be measured in all children undergoing physical examination; particular attention should be paid to the blood pressure of patients with unexplained abdominal symptoms before extensive diagnostic testing is pursued.(AJDC. 1993;147:638-641)