Hypertension is uncommon in children. Blood pressure is rarely measured routinely in otherwise healthy children and therefore hypertension usually presents with symptoms which may be diverse in nature. Neurological symptoms are more common in children than in adults. There may be a history of severe headaches, with or without vomiting, suggestive of raised intracranial pressure. Children may also present acutely with convulsions or in coma. Some children will present with a facial palsy or hemiplegia and small babies may even present with apnoea.
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