The HELLP syndrome: Clinical issues and management. A Review

@article{Haram2009TheHS,
  title={The HELLP syndrome: Clinical issues and management. A Review},
  author={Kjell Haram and Einar Svendsen and Ulrich Abildgaard},
  journal={BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={8 - 8}
}
BACKGROUND The HELLP syndrome is a serious complication in pregnancy characterized by haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count occurring in 0.5 to 0.9% of all pregnancies and in 10-20% of cases with severe preeclampsia. The present review highlights occurrence, diagnosis, complications, surveillance, corticosteroid treatment, mode of delivery and risk of recurrence. METHODS Clinical reports and reviews published between 2000 and 2008 were screened using Pub Med and Cochrane… CONTINUE READING
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