HELLP


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HELLP

An acronym derived from the first letters of the terms that describe the following laboratory findings: Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes, and Low Platelet count.
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HELLP syndrome can also leave other more serious effects on the baby, depending on the baby's age of development.
Because I was being monitored I felt in safe hands and it was drama free until 34 weeks when my consultant saw my blood pressure and liver enzymes were going up, which is an indication of HELLP.
In other words, when preeclampsia or HELLP with permanent changes in the nature and number of epigenomic marks (mostly 5-methylcytosine) resets the maternal and/or fetal epigenome, the changed epigenetic memory will lead to persistent changes in the transcription of specific genes (given the location of the epigenomic marks in regulatory regions, such as CpG islands) and thereby lead to an increased CVD risk for both the mother and child.
HELLP can cause bleeding, liver problems and high-blood-pressure problems, harming both mother and baby.
eclampsia and HELLP syndrome [H = hemolysis; EL = elevated liver enzymes; LP = low platelet count]).
5,6) It also leads to maternal morbidities including eclampsia, nephropathy, hepatic changes, HELLP syndrome, disseminated intravascular coagulation and maternal death.
In patients presenting with thrombocytopenia, diagnosis of ITP is made by exclusion of conditions that may cause thrombocytopenia, which include: drug use (generally heparin, alcohol, quinine/quinidine, sulphonamides), bacterial infections, viral infections (HIV, hepatitis, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus), rickettsia infections, mycoplasma infections, lymphoproliferative diseases (chronic lymphocytic leukemia, large granular lymphocytic leukemia, lymphoma), autoimmune diseases (especially systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid antibody (APA) syndrome), disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, hemolytic uremic syndrome, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, preeclampsia/eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, gestational thrombocytopenia, and hypersplenism.
Another complication of preeclampsia is HELLP syndrome, which stands for hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count syndrome.
HELLP syndrome was first described by Pritchard et al in 1954 (1).
It is associated with intrauterine growth restriction, neonatal intensive care admission, and poorer neonatal outcomes (89); HELLP syndrome, and rarely eclampsia in the mother.