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Epistaxis and hypertension.
  1. R. Charles,
  2. E. Corrigan


    The status of nose bleeding as a symptom of high blood pressure has been studied in patients admitted because of epistaxis. Twenty-six patients with a factor predisposing to nasal bleeding had age- and sex-adjusted systolic and diastolic scores similar to those of the general population. One hundred and sixty-eight patients with no such factor formed a different population with significantly higher age- and sex-adjusted systolic and diastolic scores. It is concluded that epistaxis is a true symptom of hypertension.

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