HELLP syndrome


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HELLP syn·drome

type of severe preeclampsia involving hemolysis, elevated liver function, and low platelets.
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A condition linked to eclampsia or severe pre-eclampsia, which is characterised by the acronym HELLP:
Hemolysis
Elevated Liver function tests
Low Platelets
Eclampsia may transiently worsen after delivery; other symptoms include blood pressure 160 systolic and/or 110 diastolic, urinary volume 400 mL/24 hours, nonspecific cerebral abnormalities, pulmonary edema, cyanosis
Lab Proteinuria 5 g/24 hours, schistocytes (RBCs sheared and fragmented by intravascular fibrin deposition), increased LFTs (ALA, AST, ALT, BR) increased PT; aPTT, normal fibrinogen levels
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HELLP syndrome

Obstetrics A condition linked to eclampsia or severe pre-eclampsia, characterized by the acronym: Hemolysis, Elevated Liver function tests, Low Platelets, which may transiently worsen after delivery; other Sx include BP ≥ 160 systolic and/or 110 diastolic, urinary volume ≤ 400 mL/24 hrs, nonspecific cerebral abnormalities, pulmonary edema, cyanosis Lab Proteinuria ≥ 5 g/24 hrs, schistocytes–RBCs sheared and fragmented by intravascular fibrin deposition, ↑ LFTs–ALA, AST, ALT, BR, ↑ PT; aPTT, normal fibrinogen levels. See MTP complex.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

HELLP syndrome

Acronym for haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet syndrome.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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The study included 10 pregnant patients with HELLP syndrome (study group) and 10 healthy pregnants at between 34 and 38 weeks gestational age (control group).
Costedoat et al., "The HELLP syndrome in the antiphospholipid syndrome: retrospective study of 16 in 15 women," Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, vol.
Yu, "Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma masquerading as the HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count) in pregnancy: Case report," American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol.
Prieto-Montano et al., "Ruptured subcapsular hepatic haematoma: a HELLP syndrome complication," Cirugia Espanola, vol.
Causes of TMA include thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, haemolytic uraemic syndrome, drug-induced TMA, HELLP syndrome, systemic infections and autoimmune disorders amongst many.
"This is all manageable but my real problems started when I developed HELLP syndrome which is a liver and blood clotting disorder, the only cure to which is delivery of the baby.
They included four different diagnoses as HDP: gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count), or eclampsia.