Addisonʼs disease and pregnancy: case report

Cosimo, Caterina and Franco, Ciro (2009) Addisonʼs disease and pregnancy: case report. Journal of prenatal medicine, 3 (4). pp. 53-54. ISSN 1971-3290

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Objective: Addisonian crises, a rare but life-threatening event in pregnant women, may accompany stressful conditions such as labor, puerperium, infection, hyperemesis gravidarum or surgery. Methods: A 36-year-old woman, primigravida, with Addison’s disease, diagnosed when she was 10 year-old and treated with cortisone and fludrocortisone. The therapy was regulated to avoid adrenal crisis during pregnancy. Result: The woman underwent to caesarean section at 38th week and gave birth to a normal baby. Conclusion: The successful management of pregnant women with Addison’s disease, regarding her state and that of the foetus, reassures those women that nowadays Addison’s disease and pregnancy are not incompatible when proper monitoring and management is provided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pregnancy, addison’s disease, steroids, adrenal crisis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 618 Altri rami della medicina; Ginecologia e ostetricia, Pediatria, Geriatria > 618.3 Malattie e complicazioni della gravidanza
Depositing User: Gianni Aiello
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 14:02
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 08:40

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