The role of education in pregnant women with Addison’s disease and their partner/caregiver; a case report

Azar Danesh Shahraki, Azam Zafarbakhsh, Amirreza Farhadian Dehkordi


Addison's disease (AD) is a rare condition in pregnancy. Adrenal crisis (AC) is life-threatening event in pregnant women that requiring immediate management. Regular education and clinical findings are very important to the patient and partner/caregiver to avoid complications and to receive good outcomes, especially in the management of emergency AC.A case report of a 34-year-old woman with Addison's disease that after 7 years of infertility, became pregnant without induction of ovulation. In the prenatal period, the patient received regular education. At 38/70 weeks, cesarean section was performed due to breech presentation and labor pain. Finally, a healthy girl was born with a good APGAR score and weight of 2620 g.The purpose of the present study is the education to pregnant women with the Addison’s disease and partner/caregiver in the management of AD, especially emergency AC.

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 This Study shown that the education to patient and partner/caregiver is very important and useful in treatment of AC emergency situation.


Danesh Shahraki A, Zafarbakhsh A, Farhadian Dehkordi A. Education is fundamental for the Addison’s disease pregnant woman and their partner /caregiver; a case report. Immunopharmacogenetics .2020;3:e02

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