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Benign hypertension is a term used to distinguish the condition from the more acute and severe malignant hypertension. It is a condition of mild to moderate hypertension. It may be progressing at a very slow pace, and so any damage being caused may take many years to develop.[1][2]

Malignant hypertension is far less common that general "benign" hypertension. As a result, the effects of the latter on public health are considerably larger.

References

  1. ^ Dasgupta I, Porter C, Innes A, Burden R (February 2007). ""Benign" hypertensive nephrosclerosis". QJM 100 (2): 113–9. doi:10.1093/qjmed/hcl139. PMID 17244670. http://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=17244670. Retrieved 2009-02-25.  
  2. ^ Innes A, Johnston PA, Morgan AG, Davison AM, Burden RP (April 1993). "Clinical features of benign hypertensive nephrosclerosis at time of renal biopsy". Q. J. Med. 86 (4): 271–5. PMID 8327642. http://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=8327642. Retrieved 2009-02-25.  
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