- Malignant hypertension
Malignant hypertension Classification and external resources
Micrograph showing thrombotic microangiopathy, a histomorphologic finding seen in malignant hypertension. Kidney biopsy. PAS stain.
ICD-10 I10 ICD-9 401.0 DiseasesDB 7788 eMedicine med/1107 MeSH D006974
Malignant hypertension is a complication of hypertension characterized by very elevated blood pressure, and organ damage in the eyes, brain, heart and/or kidneys. It is considered a hypertensive emergency.
The brain shows manifestations of increased intracranial pressure, such as headache, vomiting, subarachnoid, and cerebral hemorrhage.
Patients will usually suffer from left ventricular dysfunction.
- Hypertension, Malignant at emedicine.com
- Hypertensive emergency
- Hypertensive encephalopathy
Cardiovascular disease: vascular disease · Circulatory system pathology (I70–I99, 440–456) Arteries, arterioles
Veinsprimarily lower limb (Deep vein thrombosis)abdomen (Hepatic veno-occlusive disease, Budd–Chiari syndrome, May-Thurner syndrome, Portal vein thrombosis, Renal vein thrombosis)Other Arteries or veins Blood pressure
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