Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Page: 83-87
Severe Maternal Morbidity and Near Miss Mortality - A Case Report of an Adolescent with a Thyroid Storm
Tinuade Oyebode, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
Bose Toma, Department of Paediatrics, Jos University Teaching Hospital, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
Henry Embu, Department of Anaesthesia, Jos University Teaching Hospital, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
Fabian Puepet, Department of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology Unit), Jos University Teaching Hospital, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
Atiene Sagay, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
Received: Jun. 11, 2015;       Accepted: Jun. 24, 2015;       Published: Jul. 4, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.jgo.20150304.13      View  4537      Downloads  119
Abstract
A thyroid storm is a major life threatening disorder and is more complicated when it happens in an unsupported pregnant teenager where possible maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality are additional concerns on account of medical and social issues. This patient who defaulted treatment for Graves ’ disease for 18 months presented with cardiovascular, central nervous system, gastrointestinal, renal and obstetric complications as a medical emergency to the Labour Ward of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). She was in cardiac failure, had anaemia and assessed to have a thyroid storm with intrauterine foetal death. She received intensive care from a multidisciplinary team with anti-thyroid and anti-heart failure drugs, oxygen, blood transfusion, antibiotics, supportive therapy, and subsequently went into labour and had forceps delivery of a macerated foetus and very proactive management that led to the aversion of a potential maternal mortality.
Keywords
Thyroid Storm, Teenage Pregnancy, Cardiac Failure, Near Miss, Maternal Mortality, Perinatal Mortality
To cite this article
Tinuade Oyebode, Bose Toma, Henry Embu, Fabian Puepet, Atiene Sagay, Severe Maternal Morbidity and Near Miss Mortality - A Case Report of an Adolescent with a Thyroid Storm, Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 83-87. doi: 10.11648/j.jgo.20150304.13
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