Disseminated intravascular coagulation in the HELLP syndrome: how much do we really know?

@article{Haram2017DisseminatedIC,
  title={Disseminated intravascular coagulation in the HELLP syndrome: how much do we really know?},
  author={Kjell Haram and Jan Helge Seglem Mortensen and Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia and Offer Erez},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2017},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={779-788}
}
The rate of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) during pregnancy varies among nations from 0.03% to 0.35%. The existing reports suggest dissimilarity in the underlying mechanisms leading to DIC during gestation. While in developing countries preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome are prevalent causes of DIC, the leading causes in the developed countries are placental abruption and postpartum hemorrhage. In different cohort studies, DIC is reported in about 12-14% of women with… CONTINUE READING
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