Multidisciplinary approach in medicine: successful pregnancy in a patient with hyperinsulinism/hyperammonaemia (HI/HA) syndrome
BMJ Case Reports , Volume 13 - Issue 8
This case illustrates the importance of multidisciplinary counselling and management of pregnancies in women with complex medical conditions, especially concerning women with cognitive impairment. We present a woman with hyperinsulinism/hyperammonaemia (HI/HA) syndrome. This syndrome is characterised by recurrent episodes of hypoglycaemia and elevated ammonia levels, which are potentially harmful to both the patient and a developing fetus. We describe a successful multidisciplinary approach during the pregnancy of a mentally challenged patient with HI/HA syndrome. This case illustrates the importance of personalised counselling during the preconception period and emphasises to include all disciplines involved in the medical and daily care of such a patient. In our case, the extensive multidisciplinary care during the preconception period, pregnancy, delivery and postpartum period resulted in a good maternal and neonatal outcome.