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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-50

Secondary hypertension: A rare cause


1 Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Mary Grace
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.77586

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A 13-year-old, previously asymptomatic girl was admitted with features of tuberculous meningitis. She was found to be hypertensive and further investigations revealed an extra-adrenal paraganglioma. Tuberculous meningitis and paraganglioma could be chance associations. Paraganglioma is a very rare and potentially lethal cause of secondary hypertension. We are reporting a very rare disease, which has come to light in a most unexpected manner.


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