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Keywords:

  • H1N1;
  • influenza;
  • adolescent pregnancy

Poster Presentation

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Background

H1N1 is known to cause catastrophic complications in the pregnant population. In this case we review the presentation and sequelae of such a patient.

Case

A gravida 1 para 0 17 year old with adequate prenatal care who refused a flu shot presented to labor and delivery with flu like symptoms early in the third trimester. The patient rapidly progressed to acute respiratory distress syndrome and plans were developed for an intensive care unit cesarean if needed. The patient ultimately did require an emergent delivery and died quickly thereafter. The case was complicated by the patient's age and culture.

Conclusion

Patient education is vital regarding the importance of flu vaccine. Multidisciplinary efforts were required to try to save this patient's life, care for her extremely preterm infant, and support her grieving family.