Yashoda Hospitals saves 14-year-old girl from life-threatening skin disorder
The hospital she was admitted in referred her to Yashoda Hospitals for advanced evaluation and management due to the complexity of her condition
HYDERABAD: A 14-year-old girl was successfully treated at Yashoda Hospitals in Hyderabad for a rare and complex case of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), a drug-induced condition caused by lamotrigine and oxcarbazepine.
This difficult case was complicated further by sepsis which made her recovery an exceptional medical achievement. Shreya Thakur, a 14-year-old with epilepsy history and recent medication changes, was admitted to another hospital with fever and severe bullous eruptions.
She further developed bilateral lung consolidation, sepsis, and shock, necessitating intubation. The hospital she was admitted in referred her to Yashoda Hospitals for advanced evaluation and management due to the complexity of her condition.
The medical team at Yashoda Hospitals, led by Dr. L. Sudarshal Reddy, Senior Consultant Physician, initiated comprehensive care upon Shreya Thakur's arrival. The treatment journey involved intensive care, intravenous antibiotics, potassium correction, antiepileptic medications, and other supportive measures.
Her condition gradually improved, allowing for extubation, skin rashes to be treated with plastic surgery, and she was successfully weaned off of oxygen support.
Blood cultures indicated the presence of Acinetobacter baumannii growth, prompting the administration of appropriate antibiotics, including Inj. Minocycline. Subsequent blood cultures showed no growth after 48 hours, affirming the effectiveness of the treatment.
"Shreya's case demonstrates the power of collaborative medical expertise," stated Dr. L. Sudarshala Reddy. "Our team's dedication and timely interventions played a vital role in her recovery."
Thakur was discharged in stable condition, receiving prescribed medications and medical advice for continued care.The medical team emphasized the importance of adherence to the prescribed regimen.
Yashoda Hospitals commended the medical professionals involved, highlighting the importance of collaborative healthcare in achieving remarkable patient outcomes.