DVT Kills Teenager Who Took the Pill to Cure Acne
Byline: Chris Brooke
A TEENAGER who had been prescribed a contraceptive pill to clear up her acne died after suffering a blood clot, an inquest heard yesterday.
Hours before her death, Shannon Deakin, 16, had gone to an out-of-hours surgery with 'knife-like' pains in her thigh.
She saw a newly-qualified locum GP, Dr Karim Mohammed, who excluded deep vein thrombosis as a cause and gave her antibiotics instead. He told Shannon to see her family doctor within two days if she wasn't feeling better, but she died 12 hours later.
An inquest was told the midwifery student had been prescribed the oral contraceptive Dianette by her GP. The pill is known to …
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Publication information: Article title: DVT Kills Teenager Who Took the Pill to Cure Acne. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: November 24, 2012. Page number: 55. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.