What are characteristics of HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme, low platelets) in preeclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme, low platelets) may be an outcome of severe preeclampsia, although some authors believe it to have an unrelated etiology. The syndrome has been associated with particularly high maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality rates and may be present without hypertension or, in some cases, without proteinuria.


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