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

Abstract


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.

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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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