Dexamethasone in the post-partum treatment of HELLP syndrome.

@article{Gracia1997DexamethasoneIT,
  title={Dexamethasone in the post-partum treatment of HELLP syndrome.},
  author={Paulino Vigil-de Gracia and E Garc{\'i}a-C{\'a}ceres},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={1997},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={217-21}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if the routine initiation of dexamethasone in patients with post-partum HELLP syndrome produces therapeutic benefits. METHOD The puerperal courses of 17 mothers who initially received dexamethasone after delivery were compared to 17 other mothers with HELLP syndrome who received no corticosteroids during the puerperium course. Treated patients immediately received 10 mg of dexamethasone post-partum (intravenously) followed 12 h later by 10 mg and 10 mg at 24 h post… CONTINUE READING

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