HELLP syndrome

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HELLP syndrome

Synonyms: Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets in pregnancy | Hemolysis-elevated liver enzymes-low platelets syndrome

A rare hemorrhagic disorder due to an acquired platelet anomaly characterized by hemolysis elevated liver enzymes and thrombocytopenia that affects pregnant or post-partum women and is frequently associated with severe preeclampsia. Symptoms are variable typically including right upper quadrant or epigastric abdominal pain nausea vomiting excessive weight gain generalized edema hypertension general malaise right shoulder pain backache and/or headache. Hepatic hemorrhage and rupture renal failure and pulmonary edema can result in maternal and/or fetal death.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http: //www.orphadata.org. Data version September 2023.

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National Center of Hematology and Blood Transfusion

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Youth and Women for Opportunities Uganda-YWOU

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