HELLP Syndrome Complicated By Pulmonary Edema: A Case Report

@article{Mai2018HELLPSC,
  title={HELLP Syndrome Complicated By Pulmonary Edema: A Case Report},
  author={Cai-yuan Mai and Bin Wang and Rong Chen and Dong-mei Duan and Lijuan Lv and Qiong Lei and Xiao-hong Lin and Ji-ying Wen and Jian-Min Niu},
  journal={Open Medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={13},
  pages={509 - 511}
}
Abstract HELLP syndrome is a combination of symptoms described as hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets. HELLP is a common life-threatening complication of pregnancy thought to be a variant or complication of preeclampsia. In this case report, we aimed to present a woman with acute postpartum HELLP syndrome complicated by pulmonary edema after caesarean section following severe preeclampsia. Our experience suggests that early detection of HELLP syndrome and timely management will… 

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