A Review of HELLP Syndrome

  title={A Review of HELLP Syndrome},
  author={William M Curtin and Louis Weinstein},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets) syndrome is a variant of severe preeclampsia which is associated with substantial maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. As with preeclampsia, the etiology and pathogenesis of HELLP syndrome is not completely understood. An increase in vascular thrombosis and activation of the coagulation system may be important in the clinical presentation of this disorder. Laboratory criteria for the diagnosis of HELLP syndrome have been… CONTINUE READING