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A case of pseudohypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2402895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of pseudohypertension seen at our hospital. The true prevalence of this condition is unknown. We remind clinicians of Osler's manoeuvre (the palpability of the pulseless brachial artery) which can be used as a screening test for its presence. The diagnosis is made by documentation of normal intraarterial blood pressure with elevated values as measured by mercury sphygmomanometry. Antihypertensive therapy is not indicated and may be dangerous.
R J Massay; G A Mansoor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Indian medical journal     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0043-3144     ISO Abbreviation:  West Indian Med J     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-23     Completed Date:  1990-10-23     Revised Date:  2008-03-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417410     Medline TA:  West Indian Med J     Country:  JAMAICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  114-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bridgetown, Barbados.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriosclerosis / complications,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Blood Pressure
Diagnostic Errors
Hypertension / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  etiology

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